Covid -19 Virus

Latest update as at Friday 5th May

Football training or fitness activities in groups of no more than six (including the coach), is now permitted.

However, please note :-

• All persons must always keep two metres apart

• Sharing of equipment should be kept to a minimum and strong hand hygiene practices should be in place before and after. Please supply and wipe down any equipment used with an appropriate sanitizer.

• Playing of any games (small-sided or full) is not permitted.

• The coach must carry out a risk assessment of the activities of the session to ensure the safety of the players and the activity can be conducted maintaining the social distancing.

• You must clearly delineate the playing area or use one half of a football pitch to make it clear the area that you are training within.

• All sessions must be booked with the club secretary 48 prior to use and swap over sessions between age groups must give a 15-minute gap between sessions to avoid unnecessary overcrowding.

• You must gain express consent from parents/carers for the child to attend training.

• The use of the changing room and toilet facilities are strictly forbidden.

• If you are the sole coach undertaking a session, you must ensure you are in sight of another adult e.g. parent/carer or another coach (that can be undertaking a separate session) .For clarity, the additional parent/carer or coach is not included as part of the group of six but must remain in sight of the activity.

• It is permissible for coaches to organise a training session that has two or more groups of six (including the coach) involved as long as the groups of six are kept separate, everyone is socially distancing, and strict hygiene measures are in place with any equipment.

• Football coaches working with people with impairments must ensure they can adequately cater for any additional needs whilst still avoiding physical contact and maintaining social distancing.

• Individuals should follow Government guidance relevant to their own impairment or health condition.

• If an individual is symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or if you are classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, the guidance is that you should remain at home.

Charlbury town Youth FC Welfare Team


Update as at Monday 16th March…

Message from the FA :-

Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.
Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.
We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.

Charlbury Town Youth FCs position

Following the update of this evening, ALL TRAINING and MATCHES for CHARLBURY TOWN YOUTH FC are POSTPONED with immediate effect.