Providing Professional Football and Sports Coaching across Cheshire and Greater Manchester

COVID-19 Notice

As we begin a phased and measured return to Junior Football Clubs, Schools and Academies we have assessed and updated how we will operate, to deliver our sessions in a safe and hygienic way.

Controls in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19


  • Players will be asked to self- assess for COVID-19 prior to attending training, anyone who is symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 must not attend or participate.

  • Players and coaches to follow best practice for travel, including minimizing use of public transport and walking or cycling if possible. People from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle.

  • Stringent handwashing to take place before and after every lesson/session.
  • Entry and exit anti-bacterial gel to be provided and used by coaches, players and spectators.
  • Players to bring their own drink, clearly labelled.
  • Goalkeepers are to disinfect their gloves regularly in breaks of training and thoroughly afterwards.
  • All footballs and equipment will be cleaned after each session.
  • No player to be asked to collect any equipment.
  • No bibs or bands to be used during sessions /lessons.
  • Coaches to use their own football/equipment if a demonstration is required.
  • Where possible players should arrive at the session/venue with the clothing intended for the activity to limit the need to use a changing area.
  • Records of all players that attend matches/training sessions (incl. contact details) to be kept to support NHS test and Trace. 
  • Ensure venue has appropriate measures in place, including entry and exit system.
  • Social distancing to be adhered to before /after training and any breaks in play.

  • Competitive training is now permitted with groups of 30 including coach, session plans have been updated accordingly. 

  • Coaches to limit persistent close proximity of players during training.

  • Goal celebrations should be avoided.

  • 1st Aid Box incl. ice packs within training area.

  • Players will be encouraged to self-administer treatment for minor knocks under the supervision of the coach. 

  • For more serious injuries, players will be treated by the coach in accordance with the Emergency Action Plan. 
  • Each coach to have PPE in their first aid kit and will ensure this is worn at all times.