Latest Tier 4 Guidance

The Government have re-confirmed (as of 30 December 2020) their guidance of 19 December 2020 (when London/South East regions went into Tier 4 restrictions); which states that organised outdoor sport for Under 7 to Under 18 age-groups (inclusive) is allowed. Therefore, all matches in the Harrow Youth Football League (HYFL) and Harrow Soccer Combination (HSC) can continue as from the planned date, post Xmas/New Year break, of Sunday 10th January 2021.

It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, volunteers, parents, carers, and facility providers continue to follow both the Government's latest guidance on Covid-19 and bespoke guidance from The Football Association.

This position is kept under regular review by both the Government and The FA and, if the position changes, then the above guidance may need to be amended. The guidance is ‘not’ predicated on any separate decisions taken by the Government about education and school openings from January 2021.

There are challenging times for society in general, and for all involved in grassroots football; but it is clear that the Government/FA recognise the importance of children’s mental and physical well-being in their decision-making process.

The HYFL/HSC remain committed to following all of the guidance from the Government and The FA and to continue to facilitate football, in a flexible manner, for the near 10,000 players who play within our organisations.

We wish all clubs, players, officials, and parents best wishes for the New Year 2021; and hope that our lives can return to a form of normality as the year progresses.

Andy Lowe
Chairman and Executive Officer

31 December 2020