North Riding FA understand that there is concern in relation to the recent Government announcement made yesterday about additional COVID-19 restrictions for Middlesbrough that will come into force at 0:01am on Saturday.
Please note that, with regard to football, there is no change at this time.
Spectators are able to continue to attend football matches but in doing so must remain socially distanced and in groups of no more than six. The Government's recommendation is that you should not attend amateur or professional sporting events as a spectator in the areas affected.
Please note that Middlesbrough, at this time, is not under a 'Local Lockdown' however more stringent rules are now in place as an 'area of intervention'. The specifics of the new restrictions can be found HERE
We have been in contact with the Local Authority and our situation with football remains unchanged. Should there be any changes that would impact football we will of course be in contact with our network of leagues and clubs.
REMINDER: All clubs should have a COVID Officer in place and appropriate Risk Assessments complete in order to ensure that players, volunteers and spectators are kept safe. Clubs should also be utilising the NHS QR Code Test and Trace system so those who attend your venues can ‘check in’ and be contacted should there have been an outbreak associated with your venue. More information can be found by clicking HERE
For the most recent FA Guidance on grassroots football, please click HERE