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Coronavirus FAQs

Manchester FA guidance for participants during difficult period


Covid-19 impact on grassroots football: FAQs

Is There Any Funding For Clubs During This Time?

As things stand, two separate funding pots are open for applications.

The Sport England Community Emergency Fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Sport England Community Emergency Fund 

The Football Foundation Pitch Preparation Fund allows for grants of up to £5,000 to support eligible clubs and organisations in maintaining their natural grass and artificial pitches are now available.

 Football Foundation Pitch Preparation Fund

Can Teams Train?

No - teams cannot currently train, according to current public health guidance. The latest guidance for personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation can be found below.

Advice for personal trainers and coaches

If A Coach’s DBS Expires During This Time Can They Continue Coaching After The Season Restarts?

All coaches must have an accepted DBS is they are working in regulated activity with young people under the age of 18. We are awaiting further advice from The FA in relation to the renewal of DBS checks for those that have expired.  

When Will Coach Education Courses Resume? 

All courses are postponed for the foreseeable future. When the current Government advice changes and we receive confirmation from FA Learning that courses can resume we will make an announcement.