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The news that many had been eagerly awaiting finally arrived over the weekend as the FA's plans for the resumption of football were approved by the government, allowing 11-a-side football to resume from 1st August.
As expected, there are a number of conditions to this approval which mean that football will take a slightly different shape for the early part of the season particuarly around the use of changing rooms, sharing of equipment, need for regular cleaning and social distancing away from match play.
The full statement from the FA can be found through the link below which also contains the actions that all clubs need to take prior to recommencing competitive football matches and training:
For venues that are requiring clubs to provide a COVID risk assessment, we have pulled together a template using information supplied by Blufin which clubs are welcome to use and adapt to their needs. This is available from the Downloads page of the website: