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FA Statement - 23 November

FA responds to the latest Government update for after the second COVID-19 lockdown

Surrey FA and The FA welcome the UK Government’s announcement today and we are very pleased that organised sports, which include Steps 3-6 of the National League System [NLS], Tiers 3-6 of the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP] and competitive grassroots football, can look forward to resuming from 2nd December.

We are also delighted to see the beginning of the safe return of fans in stadiums for elite sports events and confirmation that spectators at non-elite sports will be able to attend events in line with Covid-secure guidance for each tier.

 We shall keep our Covid-19 support page updated with helpful information in the interim. We look forward to seeing competitive football taking place from Wednesday 2nd December following the end of the national lockdown.

The FA have noted the Government’s further update on Thursday 26 November on the three-tiered system and continue their ongoing dialogue with Government to clarify the details and next steps, including travel between tiers.

We will publish detailed guidance once we receive these clarified these details.