FA release update

Today (Wednesay 10th March 2021) The FA released this guide for any competitions that may be played after the 2020/21 season was curtailed. It also includeds the latest information on spectators and hospitality.

“We know many clubs and leagues are awaiting confirmation on DCMS guidance regarding spectators and secondary spend. Our latest understanding is as follows:

“Spectators – unfortunately, the current understanding at DCMS is that spectators for non-elite football will be under the same categorisation as outlined for all spectators in the roadmap. Therefore, unless informed otherwise we believe all fixtures will need to be behind closed doors until no earlier than May 17th, except for any person(s) spectating for safeguarding purposes.

“Hospitality – the roadmap indicates that outdoor hospitality will be allowable no earlier than April 12th however, the guidance is clear that any outdoor hospitality customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’) only.

“We are still waiting the publication of the DCMS guidance.

Clubs are reminded that failure to follow any government guidance could be in breach of gathering legislation in force at any time.”

To view the guide in full please click here.