Kent FA: To be absolutely clear competitive match play, whether that be against other teams or an internal training match, is not permitted
The Kent Football Association has issued the following statement:
“Unfortunately we have had reports over the weekend of a number of teams that have not followed Government and FA advice regarding the re-starting of football activity; to be absolutely clear competitive match play, whether that be against other teams or an internal training match, is not permitted.”
Government guidelines are clear around physical contact with anyone outside of you household and we would strongly encourage our member clubs to follow this guidance.”
For the avoidance of doubt, the guidance is as follows:
All football activity will follow the latest Government guidance which permits football training or fitness activities in groups of no more than five other people from outside your household, keeping socially distant at all times. Social distancing guidelines should be followed between people from different households wherever possible.
From 4 July 2020, this means a distance of two metres between people from different households, or one metre plus mitigations (such as face coverings or avoiding face-to-face contact) where 2m is not possible.
Physical contact with anyone outside your household (a support bubble counts as one household) is not permitted at this time.
You can organise a training session that has two or more groups of six (with each group including a coach) involved in the session, as long as the groups are kept separate, and everyone is socially distancing.
If planning activity for children, please ensure you have considered coaching ratios to the number of children involved. All activity requires careful planning so this is maintained. By choosing to deliver this activity, you are taking the responsibility to ensure that the group or groups you work with remain socially distant at all time by remaining two metres apart or one metre plus mitigations (such as face coverings or avoiding face-to-face contact) where two metres is not possible.
The FA guidance can be found by accessing the clicking here. Please ensure that you are aware of the guidance that is in these documents, and that you are following this if you are offering, or are planning to offer, football activity.
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