The Welsh Government has today (26 March) provided confirmation that organised outdoor activities and sports for under-18s can resume from Saturday, 27 March, as the current public health conditions are favourable.
The FAW communicated directly with all Area Associations, Leagues and clubs about the FAW’s Return to Play protocols, which are now confirmed and can be found in our COVID-19 Hub.
Following discussions and lobbying by the FAW, the Welsh Government have made revisions to the number of people who can gather indoors and outdoors at Alert Level 2 of their Coronavirus Control Plan. The 30 people outdoors and 15 people indoors limits have been lifted to 50 and 30 respectively.
This is a significant development for the return of senior league competitions and the FAW is currently reviewing the impact of this change on its roadmap for the return of football.
The Welsh Government’s guidance for organisers of outdoor activities for children and young people aged 18 and under can be accessed by clicking here.
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.Download
RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL [UPDATED 28/03/21]
Based on Welsh Government guidelines issued on 26 March 2021 and available here.DOWNLOAD PROTOCOL Lawrlwytho
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
A COVID-19 risk assessment must be carried out by all clubs in advance of any resumption of training and/or facility reopening.DOWNLOAD Lawrlwytho
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
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