COVID-19
19 July 2021

COVID-19

UPDATED: RETURN OF SPECTATORS REGULATION

On Wednesday (14 July), the Welsh Government announced there will no longer be a legal requirement for outdoor social distancing from midnight on 17 July. 

Whilst clubs must still ensure that they minimize the risk of exposure to and spread of coronavirus, the Football Association of Wales has made appropriate amendments to its Return to Spectator Regulations. 

The updated Regulations are applicable for all FAW Official Matches and Open Friendly Matches, where spectators are permitted to attend, with the exception of matches that are played in public parks, which are not enclosed. 

The amended Regulations still retain the key remaining principles of Welsh Government which are:

  • Individual Club Risk Assessment
  • Track and Trace

The fundamental principles of the document are now limited to only:

  • The host club’s COVID-19 Protocol Compliance Officer must keep records of all spectators for Test, Trace, Protect purposes. These details must be retained for 21 days.
  • Clubs must complete a specific coronavirus risk assessment which should form the basis for what reasonable measures to take on any premises to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus and the risk of spread of coronavirus.

Consequently, previous requirements of temperature testing, spectator code of conduct, legal social distancing, maximum capacities and mandatory face masks are all removed from the Return to Spectator Regulations. The medical questionnaire is recommended as part of the Track and Trace documentation and to reduce the risk of spread of coronavirus

Please note that the FAW Return to Play Regulations are being reviewed and an updated version will be shared next week. However, there will be no changes to the continued forbidden use of dressing rooms at this stage. 

 


 

Full information on the Welsh Government’s response to COVID-19 can be found by clicking here

Meanwhile, further details on the Welsh Government Control Plan and Alert Levels can be accessed by clicking here

 


 

SAFER RETURN TO PLAY FOR TIER 1 [UPDATED 02/03/21]

The primary aim of these guidelines is to protect the health and safety of all persons involved in fixtures in the JD Cymru Premier and the Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League. 

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RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL [UPDATED 19/07/21]

Based on Welsh Government guidelines available here

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RETURN TO SPECTATING REGULATIONS [ADDED 16.07.21]

The FAW Return to Spectating Regulations' primary aim is to protect the health and safety of all spectators involved in attending all Football Association of Wales fixtures. 

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COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT CHECK [UPDATED 28/03/21]

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. 

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COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE & GUIDANCE [UPDATED 07.06.21]

A COVID-19 risk assessment must be carried out by all clubs in advance of any resumption of training and/or facility reopening.

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COVID-19 COMPLIANCE OFFICER ROLE DESCRIPTION [UPDATED 26.03.21]

A COVID-19 Compliance Officer will need to be appointed by each club ahead of returning to train.

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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.

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RETURN TO TOURNAMENTS

 

RETURN TO TOURNAMENTS AND FESTIVALS [ADDED 16 JUNE 2021]

This guidance only relates to the provision of outdoor football tournaments and festivals held in Wales, organised by FAW or Area Association member organisations or for the purposes of FAW or Area Association member organisations, and should be always adhered to.

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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.

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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. 

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