FA Statement on COVID-19 - Tuesday 17 March 2020
ON THE AFTERNOON OF TUESDAY 17 MARCH, THE FA RELEASED THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 UPDATE…
We have issued a further update regarding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on grassroots football in England.
Following the Government’s announcement yesterday, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.
We have also decided to postpone all matches across all FA competitions, including those outside of the professional game, until 3 April.
This also affects all FA grassroots programmes such as Wildcats and, following UEFA’s announcement today that UEFA EURO 2020 will not take place this summer, The FA FIVES. We will be sending further communications to anyone involved in these programmes separately with further details.
We are committed to trying to complete all competition fixtures and will be liaising with the relevant parties to establish appropriate options to do so.
Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time to provide guidance and support.
We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.
Thank you for your continued efforts and patience,
The Football Association