FA suspends all ‘non-elite’ football following new nationwide COVID lockdown – January 4th

After the government issued a statement on the evening of January 4th 2021 putting the entire UK onto new COVID Lockdown restrictions the FA announced it will be suspending all ‘non-elite’ football with immediate effect.

The statement reads:
“We note the UK Government’s announcement this evening with regards to the new national COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown. As a result, the impact on ‘non elite’ football in England will include the suspension of fixtures and training across the following, with immediate effect:

• Steps three to six of the National League System (NLS)
• All indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football, including under 18s (except organised outdoor football for disabled people which is allowed to continue)

It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and we implore everyone to follow these.”

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