Return to Grassroots Football

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Dear Hutton FC Managers, Coaches, Parents, Carers and Spectators.

We have recently received communication from the FA updating everyone on the latest guidelines for the return of grassroots football from 29th March 2021 during Covid 19. Please see below.

The Club has updated our Risk Assessments and protocols which are all on the website under the Covid 19 tab.

We will be working with all facility providers where we train and play to support the NHS Track and Trace system but where this is not available you must record the details of your players, management team, parents and carers either on the Club QR Code or some other process which works for you.

You should always follow the Government and FA Guidelines which are all contained under the Covid 19 tab on the website.

FA Update


The Government guidance on travel is that the ‘stay at home’ rule will end on Monday 29 March, but many restrictions will remain in place. As organised sport can resume, all participants may travel to games but should avoid travel at the busiest times and routes, as well as minimising any unnecessary journeys where possible. All participants must follow the Government’s guidance on safer travel.

Changing rooms

Changing rooms cannot be used as part of step one in the roadmap out of lockdown and must remain shut. Toilets will be allowed to open, 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after training and/or matches. All government guidance on hygiene and social distancing measures must be followed.


No spectators are allowed at grassroots football as part of step one of the Government’s roadmap. One parent or guardian per child is permitted, where clubs and facilities can safely accommodate this and following all appropriate guidance.

First Aid

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Indoor football

Indoor sport is not currently allowed. Disability football is allowed to take place indoors from the 29 March.

It’s extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers, and facility providers 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.

Thanks for your effort and support as always.

Stay Safe


Club Secretary, Hutton FC

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