As a result of Essex being moved to Tier 2 (High) under the new tiering system, please see below updates shared by Essex County FA:
Issued Thursday 15th October:
Issued Friday 16th October:
As a result of these updates, Clubs should be aware of the following:
Organised football can continue to take place outdoors
Spectators at training or matches should be discouraged, however if attending, supporters, parents and other spectators should remain socially distanced and follow the ‘rule of six’
Changing rooms remain an area of increased risk of transmission, so where possible should remain closed, with players and officials arriving changed and showering at home
The Colchester & District Sunday League will continue to share updates as soon as new information or guidance is available, and would advise that if you have any further questions, you continue to refer to the Government COVID guidance, and The FA COVID guidance.
We note today’s news relating to the Essex County Council area and London Boroughs moving from Tier 1 to Tier 2 in the Government’s Covid-19 measures, which apply from Saturday 17th October. Whether a local authority is currently in Tier 1 (Medium) or Tier 2 (High), grassroots football can continue to operate but it remains crucial to still operate in-line with the existing FA Covid-19 guidance on the return of outdoor football, which supports Government guidelines.
The Government has been clear that, under Covid-19 Tier 2 guidelines, ‘exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with), or for youth or disability sport’.
As we have seen a considerable amount of rain fall over the last week and are likely to start seeing games affected by weather in the near future, please be reminded of Rule 20(E)(iii) relating to postponement of a fixture and the actions you are required to take if you are the HOME team:
Any Club unable to fulfil a fixture or where a Competition Match has been postponed for any reason must, without delay, give notice to the Fixtures Secretary, the Competition Referees Appointments Secretary, the secretary of the opposing Club and the Match Officials. In addition the League Secretary must be notified.