Home > Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates: Ultimate 5 a side football is back.
Outdoor 5 a side football leagues can be played across all Covid Tier levels “National governing body-approved organised team sport…can happen in any number provided they’re in line with Covid-secure guidance” (Sport England)
All 5aside.com leagues are FA affiliated and take place on outdoor pitches, therefore our leagues will be unaffected during the Covid Tier measures.
Please take note of the sensible measures that are in place to keep everyone as safe as possible:
Registrations for new seasons remain open.
New teams and new seasons remain subject to 5aside.com’s terms and conditions
Leagues continue as normal (with COVID measures in place)
Outdoor 5 a side leagues are exempt from the further measures announced on the 22nd of September. The Prime Minister stated “we are not stopping team sports outside, we want that to continue.” – As all 5aside.com leagues are on outdoor pitches, our leagues will go on, continuing to follow the FA’s Covid-secure guidelines.
The new measures announced by the UK government on the 9th of September restricting gatherings of more than 6 people (read more here) do not apply to 5 a side football leagues. The government state that “organised team sports will still be able to proceed” – This is in line with the current scientific consensus that the benefits of sport (played outside) outweigh the risks.
On the 17th July the FA confirmed that the UK Government approved their plan for the return of outdoor grassroots football. In the plan the FA state that competitive five a side football can return in August – As an affiliated league 5aside.com are implementing their guidelines…
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