19 Jul 2021 in News
The Football Associaton has issued new guidance to coincide with England moving to Step 4 in the coronavirus pandemic road map from today (19th July).
The key features for spectators, courtesy of the Northern Football League, are summarised below:
MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING In step four, the use of masks will become voluntary in all settings, with the Government advising people to use their personal judgement and to take responsibility, depending on the situation. Government advice is that the use of masks reduce risks to people (both yourselves and those around you) in crowded spaces. Please also note that businesses and organisations may still require masks to be used. All businesses and facilities will be able with no caps on capacity (indoors or outdoors).
QR CODES & NHS/COVID APP There will be no legal requirement for use of QR codes of collection of test and trace data, however businesses and facilities can continue to do this, if they wish..
SPECTATORS As part of step four, there are no limits on spectators and clubs can work to the capacity limit of the ground where they play. Clubs are encouraged to agree limits with their local authority or Safety Advisory Group, where applicable. Clubs should plan (and assess risk) to make the attendance of spectators to be as safe as possible for all.
Some measures clubs should consider include:
More extensive guidance has been issued to leagues and clubs for fixtures and the safe operation of facilities. You can find details here.