Updates & Guidance from The FA
As of The FA's announcement at 3.00pm on 26th March 2020, The FA released a statement notifying the country that all football from Step 3 of the NLS, and Tier 3 of the Women's Football Pyramid and below will be concluded with immediate effect. Since then we were able to make a return to football with many leagues and clubs enjoying the first 2 months of the season during September and October.
Following the roadmap out of lockdown announced on 22nd February, grassroots football returned on 29th March 2021. As we approached that date The FA were able to produce their guidance and share with clubs as they prepared to return to action. This was followed by an update on 8th April and then on 11th May we were pleased to announce the next guidance documents were released.
On Monday 19th July 2021, all Covid-19 restrictions were lifted.
You can find all FA Statements from 16th March 2020 below. PLEASE NOTE - The FA statements holding OLD editions of the guidance have been removed from both this list and The FA's website.
Contacting Middlesex FA?
Following the Governments announcement on the evening of Monday 16th March, the Middlesex FA offices will be closed to staff and visitors until further notice.
Since 1 September 2021, Middlesex FA have been operating a hybrid working environment with staff only working both in the office and at home, following the update from the Prime Minister on Wednesday 8th December 2021, all Middlesex FA staff will return to remote working. Whilst the organisation remains fully opperational we would encourage you to use the email addresses listed on our Board & Staff Page to make contact, this will ensure your query is dealt with in a timely manner - if your query is urgent, a member of the team will be happy to take your call. If you do not know who you need to speak to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch.
What about Safeguarding?
As we move forward The FA produced a handy guide to help Club Welfare Officers and our CFA Verifiers perform DBS verification checks in line with the Government's guidance.
What about County Cup Competitions?
Middlesex FA County Cups
Following the lifting of all restrictions on Monday 19th July 2021, all Middlesex FA & Capital Women's Cups are currently ongoing. Fixtures, results & round dates can be found here.
What about Middlesex FA Development Programmes, Affiliated Clubs and Leagues?
Grassroots football made a welcome return earlier this year, this continues to be played by thousands every week across the county.
As you and your club and facility continue to welcome players, The FA have produced some handy downloadable signage that you can use to help signpost visitors at your sessions.
What about Middlesex FA Courses?
Middlesex FA's courses have now come to an end following The FA's announcement regarding coach education.
What about Rectory Park?
If you have any queries around your scheduled usage of the site, please email email@example.com.
What if the Situation Changes?
We are actively monitoring Government advice in case the situation changes and additional measures become necessary. As a matter of good practice we would recommend that Leagues and Clubs adopt the same approach.
Getting the Latest Government Advice
Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk.
More questions?Visit our Football & Coronavirus FAQs page for more.