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Covid-19 FAQs


Can We Still Charge Club Subscriptions Whilst All Football Is Postponed?

This is a club decision. We would advise that you consult with players, parents and guardians on reaching a decision. Clubs who own / lease facilities will still have bills to pay and this should be explained. However, clubs should be mindful of people who are currently out of work as result of COVID-19 or have had their working hours reduced and may struggle to make payments. 

Could you offer payment holidays for those in need? Can you allow subscriptions to be paid in instalments? Would people be prepared to pay an advance on their subs to help the club out in the short-term if they are able to? 

The FA’s Legal Partner, Muckle LLP, has produced some guidance for Charter Standard Clubs to help them handle the impact of Covid-19. This can be viewed HERE

Additional club support is available from Support Staffordshire, who have a suit of resources available in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Support Staffordshire are also able to support clubs with a variety of resources.

What Happens With My Club's Charter Standard Annual Health Check?

The Charter Standard Annual Health Check deadline has been extended to the 30 April. County FAs have been encouraged to take into consideration the current situation, when assessing the Annual Health Check regarding any incomplete action plan points. Team Officials having a DBS in order to approve the Annual Health Check, has been removed as essential criteria for the short term. Should you have any further questions regarding this please email 

When Will Coach Education Courses Resume? 

Staffordshire FA will continue to follow FA and Government advice with regards to the delivery of our activity over the current time, including the delivery of coach and referee education courses.

The situation is under constant review however at this stage, all courses due to be held or started up to the end of July 2020 have been postponed. We will contact all learners who are due to attend a course with us during this time. Courses from 1st August 2020 have been earmarked to continue however a further update will be provided in the coming weeks. 

For further information on our coach education courses and to register your interest for future courses, please email