The Jersey Football Association welcomes today's (07/08/2020) announcement from the Government of Jersey that the island will move to Level One of its Safe Exit Framework from 00:01 on Saturday 8 August.
This allows for friendly matches to restart in the island from midnight tonight and for physical contact to also resume during outdoor training sessions.
Jersey Sport and Public Health have confirmed that under the move to Level One:
"For outdoor sport and physical activity, participants may be in close fleeting contact - that is a short period, a few seconds at a time, of closer contact - as for example would occur in football."
In all non-playing activity (warm-ups/cool-downs/team talks/on the substitutes bench/in the carpark/in the clubhouse etc) the Government of Jersey guidelines on physical distancing should be observed (currently 1 metre).
- follow Government of Jersey guidelines at all times, which includes maximum gathering sizes of 40 people, and a requirement of 1 metre physical distancing when not playing. The gathering limit of 40 people includes the participants: players, coaches, referee and assistants, so with two full teams very few spectators (if any) would be allowed
- appoint a Covid Officer
- put a risk assessment in place
- consider whether they can open showers and changing rooms safely, in line with Government of Jersey guidelines. Physical distancing restrictions apply.
- follow the FA guidelines (with exception of gathering limits which are shown as 30 for ENGLAND, but are 40 for organised sport in Jersey)
FA: DETAILED COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON RE-STARTING COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
FA: SUMMARY OF COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON RE-STARTING COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
Everyone should self assess for Covid-19 symptoms before every training session or match. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual Covid-19 infection you must not participate or attend.