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Impact of Tier 3 & 4 (incl. FA guidance)

Following today’s Government announcement regarding the new tier restrictions, the League will review the fixtures currently scheduled for the New Year after the next planned Government review / announcement on 30th December.

Communication will be sent to Club Secretaries on 30th or 31st December, and posted on the website.

Communication from Wiltshire FA follows:

This email has been sent to all Wiltshire FA affiliated leagues

Please appreciate this information is relevant at of the time of typing. By the time most of you come back for fixtures – the picture could and probably will change. However it is relevant to provide you/your members with the most up to date information. 

Gloucestershire, Somerset (including the North Somerset area), Swindon and the New Forest and will be placed into Tier 3 from Boxing Day

In brief, this will have no impact on grassroots youth football, but does have an implication on grassroots adult football (those outside of Step 3-6), in that players and teams are NOT permitted to travel in or out of the affected areas. Those teams that have players that reside in these authorities will therefore be ‘locked in’ and not be able to fulfil fixtures in any other local authority area.  This does mean these teams cannot travel between Tier 3 areas.

Oxfordshire, Hampshire (excluding the New Forest) and Berkshire will be in Tier 4 from Boxing Day 

In brief, all grassroots adult football must stop in these areas (inclusive of Step 3 -6), and players and teams in youth football are NOT permitted to travel in or out of these affected areas. Those youth teams that have players that reside in these authorities will therefore be ‘locked in’ and not be able to fulfil fixtures in any other local authority area.  This does mean that youth teams cannot travel between Tier 4 areas.

Further FA Guidance on Tier 2 & Tier 3 restrictions can be found by clicking here.

Further FA Guidance on Tier 4 restrictions can be found by clicking here

Updated: December 23, 2020 — 6:32 pm
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