Covid-19 - Latest Guidance

Last Updated: September 25th

Guidelines are constantly changing. We will update this page with links to the latest guidance as frequently as we can, but we recommend you always check the FA and government guidelines yourself to ensure you are up to date with the latest regulations around Covid-19. Each individual has their part to play in ensuring we, as a community, stick to the guidance and help stop the spread of the virus when playing, coaching, officiating or spectating at youth football.

Checklist

Please make sure you have read the below and any linked pages / documents and taken action where necessary.

1. Make sure you have read and understood the latest guidance

Please read the below links / documents before returning to football activity...


You may also find these links useful...


2. Ensure all parents have completed and returned the parental consent form...

The FA's guidance states: "If you choose for your child to take part, you will need to give your written consent to the club and / or coach. Ensure you are comfortable with the club’s Covid-19 planning arrangements before doing so."

The wording for this can be found here. Please copy and paste as instructed on that page and e-mail it to your child's coach. No player can attend training under the new guidance until this has been done.

See below for the club's Covid-19 planning.


3. Read the club's risk assessment

You can find our risk assessment here, that covers outdoor football activity and use of clubhouses / toilets etc.


4. Track and Trace / App / QR Codes

As of September 24th, we are required to display QR posters at all venues where we are holding training sessions or matches. Those aged 16 and over who have the app installed can scan these posters as an easy way of checking in / out. This is covered in more detail in our risk assessment. For those not scanning the QR code, details will still needed to be collected manually and stored for 21 days for track and trace purposes.

Coaches - you should have received information on where we are storing the posters and what is required from you in terms of displaying them. If you are not sure, please ask Chris Allen - [email protected] - prior to organising a session or match.

Link: information on the Track and Trace app on the government website


5. Opposition Covid Info Pack

If you are a Langton Green coach and your team is hosting a home match, please send our opposition Covid-19 info sheet to their team contact with the rest of the match information.

Link: opposition Covid-19 team info sheet


Our Covid Officers

The club have assigned Covid-19 Officers, in line with the FA guidance, who will be responsible for keeping our guidelines and communications around Covid-19 up to date. These are Chris Allen ([email protected]) and our Child Welfare Office, Millie Woodliffe ([email protected]). Please e-mail them with any queries.

Guidance is changing frequently. You should always adhere to the latest government guidance and if in doubt, err on the side of caution.


Remember...

If you don't feel comfortable getting back on the pitch, there is absolutely no pressure to do so and the club fully supports every one of our member's right to choose when they return. Please follow your own instincts and make your child's coach aware if your son or daughter has any anxiety around returning to football or any health issues that might make it difficult for them to return at this time.

And finally, if you, or any member of your household is exhibiting any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been contacted by the government's track and trace scheme or the track and trace app and told you need to self-isolate, please inform your coach, do not attend any football activity and follow government health guidance on what to do next.

Stay safe.