COVID-19
7 June 2021

COVID-19

AN UPDATE ON THE RETURN OF SPECTATORS

As announced by the Welsh Government on Friday (4 June), there is an increase in the number of people permitted to attend outdoor regulated events as and from today (7 June).

As a result, the FAW has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to answer any queries as to what this will mean for the return of spectators to Welsh football grounds. 

With immediate effect, spectators will now be able to watch junior and youth training and matches outdoors. This is limited to a maximum of 100 adults and an unlimited number of U18s. 

The return of spectators to adult matches outdoors will be phased following the completion of several FAW test events over the next fortnight. There are many considerations for Clubs and it’s important that these are tested in a match environment, before a wider roll-out.  

Tournaments and festivals will be able to take place outdoors in Wales and further guidance will be released in due course to support clubs in supporting these events. 

Organisations will now be able to participate in outdoor tournaments and festivals outside of Wales, providing it has been approved by the FAW or Area Association. 

 

FAQ's on Return to Spectating

 


 

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 07/06/21]

Based on Welsh Government guidelines available here

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RETURN TO SPECTATING REGULATIONS [ADDED 07.06.21]

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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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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