As part of the next phase of easing of restrictions, Welsh Government have announced that the country will move to Alert Level Zero from Saturday 7 August.
The move to Alert Level Zero will see:
- Legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors removed, including in private homes, public places or at events. Face coverings remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises.
- The use of changing rooms and indoor technical facilities can now resume, subject to a Club / Facility Risk Assessment.
- Fully vaccinated adults, under 18s and vaccine trial participants will not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with coronavirus.
As a result of the amended restrictions in place at Alert Level Zero, an updated Return to Play protocol document has been developed, which includes specific protocols on the use of changing rooms, to reflect these amendments. It's available to download below.
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 AUGUST 2021]
The primary aim of these guidelines is to protect the health and safety of all persons involved in fixtures in the JD Cymru Leagues and the Genero Adran Leagues.Download
RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL [UPDATED 05/07/21]
Based on Welsh Government guidelines available here.DOWNLOAD PROTOCOL
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.DOWNLOAD
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.DOWNLOAD Lawrlwytho
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.DOWNLOAD
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.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
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.DOWNLOAD Guidance Download application
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