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DfE Guidance and Schools’ Football for 2020/21

An update to the return to Schools’ Football following new guidance shared by the DfE

The ESFA is pleased to report that the Department of Education has updated their guidance to remove the point around ‘avoiding contact sports’, giving the go-ahead for inter-school football to now resume.

The DfE’s guidance now aligns with that from The FA and DCMS, meaning that inter-school football can now go ahead as long as all risk assessments are completed as required and relevant guidance is followed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants.

You can read the DfE guidance here and ESFA / FA COVID-19 guidance and risk assessments can be found on our website here.

The ESFA will continue to keep all Schools’ Football participants updated with any changes to Government guidelines over the season. Affilitation for Associations and National Cup entries for secondary schools are now open and relevant information will be commuicated to staff listed on the ESFA website as and when required.