We can provide an update for ‘non-elite’ football in England following the UK Government’s announcement on new national COVID-19 restrictions that will be in place from Thursday 5 November 2020 until Wednesday 2 December 2020.

As a result of the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 restrictions, and subject to Members of Parliament voting tomorrow [Wednesday 4 November 2020] and the publication of bespoke guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport [DCMS], the impact on ‘non elite’ football in England will include the suspension of the following during this period:

• All fixtures and training for Steps 3-6 of the National League System [NLS]; • All fixtures and training for Tiers 3-7 of the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP]; • All fixtures and training for the Regional NLS Feeder Leagues; • All fixtures and training for The Barclays FA WSL Academy League; • All fixtures and training for FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs; • All fixtures and training for indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football.

Our aim is to ensure that the 2020-21 season is completed at these levels and will liaise with the relevant leagues in the NLS and WFP and the County Football Associations [CFAs] to provide support and establish appropriate options to do so if required.

The UK Government has confirmed that school sport can continue as an exemption during this period.

In addition, the UK Government has confirmed that all Emirates FA Cup First Round fixtures will go ahead as planned this weekend between Friday 6 and Monday 9 November 2020. The ten ‘non-elite’ clubs that remain in the competition will be able to play their fixtures under ‘elite’ protocols. In line with the new national COVID-19 restrictions, these ‘non-elite’ teams are only permitted to train together until Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Further updates on fixtures and dates for the 2020-21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup, FA Youth Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase will follow in due course.

Re-starting football at these levels has taken substantial determination and commitment from stakeholders across the game and we would like to thank everyone for their vital contributions. However, health and wellbeing remain the priority, so it is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 restrictions during this period.

We remain in dialogue with the DCMS, leagues, competitions and CFAs and will provide further clarification for ‘non-elite’ football in England following the debate in the House of Commons tomorrow.

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To comply with government guidelines and to help in the fight against Coronavirus Manorcroft United can confirm we are now actively taking part in the NHS track and trace scheme.

What does this mean?

To help fight the Virus Every non playing person that enters Coopers Hill MUST ’check in’ via the NHS app

How do I get the app?

Easy - simply visit your app store and search NHS Covid-19

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We are delighted to welcome football back to Coopers Hill and indeed all of our match day venues.

As part of the ongoing fight against Coronavirus we ask that all adults attending any of our facilities for matches sign in by clicking on the link for the relevant day of attendance which can be found on the HOME page of our website.

Alternatively there will be a QR code at the entrance that you can scan to open the link for you to register.

We ask that anyone visiting us complies as this process is in place to aid track and trace measures as we all strive to defeat the virus.

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Manorcroft United JFC  |   Coopers Hill Recreational Ground, Coopers Hill, Lane  |  Englefield Green  |  Surrey  |  TW20 0LB (nearest postcode)