COVID-19

Covid-19 Update (04 January 2021)

Following the UK Government’s announcement on Monday 4 January with regards to the new national Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown, the FA have mandated the suspension of fixtures and training across various sectors of the game including all indoor and outdoor youth grassroots football.

The procedures below refer to the return to football after the previous lockdown, and we will be amending these as soon as the current restrictions are lifted.

Team managers, coaches, players and parents/guardians should read these guidelines (see links below) before organising or taking part in any football activity with Jets FC.  It is each individual’s responsibility to ensure that they comply with the Covid-19 guidelines and to follow the latest government advice at all times.

Returning to Play Checklist

Before teams return to contact training or matches (competitive or friendlies), all team managers, coaches, parents/guardians and players should have actioned the below:

Please read this page on the FA website and download and read the documents below before attending or organising any football activity.  All participants are expected to have read the guidelines and are responsible for ensuring that they are adhered to.

1. Make sure you have read the latest FA and Government guidance

Please read and/or download the documents below from the FA website (click here) before attending or organising any football activity.  All participants are expected to have read the guidelines and are responsible for ensuring that they are adhered to.  You can also read Jets FC’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment here.

2. Phased return to football

The FA has recommended the following timetable for the phased return of grassroots football.                                                                                                                                              Until 31 July : When ready, you can begin competitive training, with the overall group size (inclusive of coaches) being limited to 30 people.                                                                      From August : Competitive matches to begin, for example pre-season fixtures, festivals and small sided football competitions.                                                                                      From September : Grassroots leagues, men’s National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid tiers 3 to 6, and FA Competitions can commence.

3. Ensure all parents have completed and returned the parental consent form

The FA’s guidance states: “If you choose for your child to take part, you will need to give your written consent to the club and/or coach.  Ensure you are comfortable with the club’s Covid-19 planning arrangements before doing so.”.  Parents/guardians will be given the choice to either sign the club’s template consent form, or, send an e-mail to the team’s manager/coach.  If a parent/guardian chooses to provide their consent via e-mail then they can copy and paste the wording on the parental consent form here.  Players should not attend training or take part in matches until this has been done.

Risk Assessment

As part of the FA’s guidelines for returning to football, each Club has to document a risk assessment detailing the potential risks and how to ensure that the risks are reduced as much as possible.  Our club’s risk assessment can be found here.

Remember…

If you do not feel comfortable getting back to football activities, there is absolutely no pressure to do so and our club fully supports every one of our member’s right to choose when they return.  Please make your team manager/coach aware if your child has any anxiety around returning to football or any health issues that might make it difficult for them to return at this time.  Finally, if you or any member of your household is exhibiting any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been contacted by the government’s track and trace scheme and told you need to self-isolate, please inform your team manager/coach.  Do not attend any football activity and follow government health guidance on what to do next.

Contacts

If you have any concerns or questions, you may contact the following club officers:                                                                                                                                                                    Club Covid-19 Officer : José Cano (07944 197387 or email jetsfc@hotmail.co.uk)                                                                                                                                                                              Club Secretary : Scott Schultz (07970 466128 or email schultz446@googlemail.com)                                                                                                                                                                  Child Welfare Officer : José Cano (07944 197387 or email jetsfc@hotmail.co.uk

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