Latest Tier 4 announcement

By Mark Rowlatt

The Government announcement today puts the whole of the Warwickshire and West Midlands into Tier 4, in the fight against the COVID virus.

The FA have made the following announcement in relation to Tier 4 Grassroots Football.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will be guided by the advice from Government and our Governing bodies.

So to confirm: There will be NO Tracey Thomas Leamington and District Sunday League fixtures issued for the foreseeable future but this will be reviewed when circumstances change.

This ban on Football includes training and friendly matches.

Mark Rowlatt

The following statement from the FA:

Further to the government’s announcement on Saturday 19 December and subsequent statements on Wednesday 23 December and Wednesday 30 December with regards to the introduction of Tier 4 areas and the latest information on COVID-19, we have issued the following update.

Football for adult participants across ‘non-elite’ football in Tier 4 areas is not permitted, including all training and fixtures. This immediate advice in place from 20 December applies to the following aspects of ‘non-elite’ football in England in Tier 4 areas:

Steps three to six of the National League System (NLS)
Tiers three to seven of the Women’s Football Pyramid
Regional NLS feeder leagues
Barclays FA WSL Academy League (unless under elite guidance)
Indoor and outdoor adult grassroots football
Vitality Women’s FA Cup (which is currently classified as ‘non-elite’ at this stage in the competition)

The government’s Tier 4 guidance states organised outdoor sport for under-18s and disabled people will be allowed, while there are exemptions for FA Girls' Regional Talent Clubs. The government’s guidelines on travel between tiers should be adhered to. These players cannot move in or out of Tier 4 to train or play.

The government’s Tier 4 guidance confirms that elite sportspeople (and their coaches if necessary, or parents/guardians if they are under 18) are able to compete and train.

It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers, and facility providers in Tiers 1 to 3 (and permitted football in Tier 4) continue to strictly follow both the UK Government's latest guidance on COVID-19 and respective bespoke guidance documents from The FA. Any incidents of non-compliance will be reported to the local County Football Association.

If there are any further updates from government we will communicate these in due course.

Where next?

Hampton Magna Charity day 24th July 2021 Charity fundraiser at Racing Club.
All Fixtures suspended COVID restrictions STOP PLAY.

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