20 August 2021 – Latest Coronavirus Guidance

The FA have updated the summary guide and grassroots return to football guidance to reflect changes to the rules on self-isolation, which came into effect on Monday 16th August.

The changes mean that under 18s and those who are ‘double-jabbed’ no longer need to self-isolate if they come into close contact with someone with Covid-19, although they are advised to do a PCR test immediately. The updated guidance can be found below, and also on THE FA WEBSITE


Please read the above but some of the main points are:-

From 16 August, you will not be required to self-isolate if you are notified you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and any of the following apply:

• you are fully vaccinated
• you are below the age of 18 years 6 months
• you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
• you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.

If you have been informed that you are a contact of a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19, you must stay at home and self-isolate.

Your isolation period includes the date of your last contact with the person who had a positive test result for COVID-19 and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, your last contact with them was at any time on the 15th of the month your isolation period ends at 23:59 on the 25th