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Jersey FA Statement: Clarification following suspension of football in England

The suspension of grassroots football in England does not apply to football in Jersey - training and matches continue in the island.

Jersey FA Statement: 4/11/2020 

The Jersey Football Association notes the suspension of “non-elite” and grassroots football activity in England from this Thursday, 5 November 2020, as confirmed by the FA in a statement yesterday.

This is in line with the UK Government’s decision to introduce new national Covid-19 restrictions in England.

The suspension does not, currently, apply to football in Jersey. Clubs in the island are allowed to continue with training and matches, so long as they comply with all FA and Government of Jersey guidelines.

“The FA’s statement is very clear that the suspension of football activity applies specifically to England,” said Jersey FA Communications Manager Tim Pryor.

“Jersey’s Chief Minister has also reiterated this week that new restrictions in England do not apply to Jersey by default, and has reassured islanders that there is no need to introduce similar wide-reaching measures in the island at the moment.

“This is, however, a timely reminder that we are fortunate to be enjoying the football season and all participants have a role to play in ensuring it continues uninterrupted. We’d remind clubs of the importance of good contact tracing systems and would urge a renewed focus on ensuring physical distancing is being observed around the pitch and in clubhouses.”

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