Junior Premier League

Training and COVID-19

Sat 18th Jul 2020


The English FA has been working hard over recent weeks to prepare guidelines for the safe return of grassroots football and, following Government approval, yesterday these can now be announced and football activity can take place with necessary modifications in place to mitigate the transmission risk of COVID-19.  

The recommendations include a phased return to competitive football activity as follows:

Having completed the necessary risk assessments Taunton Youth has an action plan therefore we are very pleased to be in a position to commence a fuller training programme throughout August. 

A summary of key points to consider from The FA’s guidelines are listed for ease below:

Although not applicable to us, please note that at this stage, indoor football and futsal is not permitted. 

To ensure you are fully happy with the start of the return to normality, everyone  should read The FA’s full guidelines in addition to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19.

Guidance and documentation is available through the Somerset FA by following this link.