COVID-19 Hub

Welcome to our club COVID-19 hub. Here we will provide our latest updates, and access to any relevant documentation or guidance.

Our Mini Skills (age 4-6) group will return on Saturday 10th April at 9:15am at Horsford Village Hall (prospective Under 7’s welcome to attend!)
We will resume Wildcats in due course.

The FA and the DCMS have announced the second return of football for the 2020-21 season.

  • As of 29th March 2021 – Competitive training and matches can continue with the following restrictions;
    • Spectators are limited to 1 parent/carer for each player aged 18 or younger.
    • No spectators are permitted at adult football matches.
    • Players to continue arriving in kit, as changing rooms will not be available.
    • Ensure your child takes their own water bottle and their own hand sanitiser, both clearly marked with their name, they must not share these with anyone else
    • Goal celebrations should be avoided.
    • There will be no handshakes or team huddles.
    • Supporters to maintain social distancing on the sidelines.
    • Goalkeepers should ensure they disinfect their gloves regularly in breaks in training or matches and thoroughly afterwards.
    • If you have additional disability or medical needs, please ensure that you have discussed this specifically with your team coach.
  • No-one should leave home to participate in football if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following:
    • A high temperature (above 37.8°C);
    • A new, continuous cough;
    • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste.

We have outlined several key points which we feel that you as parents and players will need to be aware of – these will also be reiterated to players prior to each session starting :

  • Follow the FA code of behaviour:
    • Be aware of your own personal health – If you show any of the Covid-19 symptoms you must stay at home, inform NHS Test and Trace and seek medical advice.
    • Be responsible – Read the guidance provided by The FA and by your club so that you are aware of the changes to the game and what is expected of you. This
      will include things like being prepared to wash your own kit, bringing your own labelled water bottle and being aware of changes to meet-up times.
    • Practise good hygiene – Wash your hands regularly and before, during and after a game.
    • Where possible maintain social distancing – This won’t always be possible in a competitive match environment (for example when tackling an opponent)
      and that is acceptable. However, before, and after a game you should maintain social distancing.
    • Support NHS Test and Trace – Records of participation will be retained for 21 days to support the NHS Test and Trace. As part of this, we have updated our Privacy Policy.
    • Do not spit or chew gum Spitting and the rinsing out of mouths is now a recognised risk to health and must not be done. Anyone seen spitting or chewing gum will be removed from play/training and sent home. This will result in disciplinary action from the club. Avoid shouting or raising your voice if face to face with other players.
    • After the game – Changing rooms and showers will be closed at our home venues and any socialising must follow the Government’s guidance on social distancing.