Welcome to the FAW's COVID-19 Hub which details the latest advice and protocols for football clubs at all levels in Wales regarding a safe return to play.
This page will be updated regularly. The date above the headline details when the page was last updated. Amendment dates to documents will also be signified below.
On 13 November, the FAW released a statement clarifying the Welsh Government coronavirus guidelines following the firebreak lockdown and what they mean for football in Wales. The statement can be viewed by clicking here.
The latest Welsh Government FAQs on their guidelines can be found by clicking here.
SAFER RETURN TO PLAY FOR TIER 1 [UPDATED 10/11/20]
The primary aim of these guidelines is to protect the health and safety of all persons involved in fixtures in the Cymru Leagues and Welsh Premier Women's League.Download
SAFER RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL [UPDATED 16/11/20]
Based on Welsh Government guidelines issued on 12 November 2020 and available here.DOWNLOAD PROTOCOL Mobile Friendly Quick Reference Guide
COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT CHECK
The document provides the required questions for a COVID-19 self assessment check. Please refer to the Safer Return to Play Protocols for full details.COVID-19 SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE
CLUB COVID-19 CHECKLIST [UPDATED 16.09.20]
All clubs will need to complete a COVID-19 club checklist prior to returning to train. The checklist should be completed by the club secretary and will confirm your club has completed the necessary steps in preparing your club to return to train.COMPLETE CHECKLIST
COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE & GUIDANCE
A COVID-19 risk assessment must be carried out by all clubs in advance of any resumption of training and/or facility reopening.DOWNLOAD Lawrlwytho
COVID-19 COMPLIANCE OFFICER ROLE DESCRIPTION [UPDATED 03.08.20]
A COVID-19 Compliance Officer will need to be appointed by each club ahead of returning to train.DOWNLOAD Lawrlwytho
FIRST AID GUIDANCE
This document has been prepared as initial advice in returning to training in line with the government guidance on phased return to sport.DOWNLOAD Lawrlwytho
POTENTIAL FUNDING FOR CLUBS
BE ACTIVE WALES FUND
The Be Active Wales Fund, administered by Sport Wales, is available to support ALL clubs. For more information please click the link below.FIND OUT MORE
LOCKDOWN BUSINESS FUND
The link below provides details of support packages available to businesses in Wales as a result of the current firebreak lockdown. Some of these funds are also open to community amateur sports clubs and non-profit organisations in receipt of discretionary rate relief.
Local Authorities are responsible for dispersing the funds some of which are discretionary so will not be received automatically by eligible organisations, some will be open for application only until the funds are exhausted.
Additional info can be found by clicking the link below.Find out more