Norfolk FA Statement: Lockdown 2 and the impact on Norfolk Football
An update from Norfolk FA regarding the impact of Coronavirus on Norfolk Football.
The FA has this morning announced that, subject to a vote in parliament tomorrow (Wednesday 4 November), all non-elite football will be suspended when the new lockdown restrictions come into effect (Thursday 5 November).
You can read the full statement from The FA, along with FAQs, here: https://www.norfolkfa.com/news/2020/nov/03/norfolk-fa-statement-non-elite-football-update
Further guidance is also expected to be released from DCMS tomorrow.
The new restrictions associated with this second lockdown will also have a wider impact on Norfolk FA and our Football Development Facilities:
As such we can confirm that our FDC facilities will cease operations from close of play Wednesday evening onwards. This will see a postponement of bookings, season tickets and County 5IVES fixtures for what we envisage to be a four week ‘pause’ to the football season, up until Wednesday 2 December.
Regrettably, the financial impact that this second lock-down period will undoubtedly have on us as an Association has resulted in us having to once again operate on reduced staffing levels as we utilise the Government’s job retention scheme.
More specific information regarding furloughed staff and points of contact over the next four weeks will be made available over the coming days.
County Cup Competitions
We will be releasing further information regarding the impact on our County Cup Competition dates when we are in a position to do so.
Should you have any immediate questions, please view the FA’s FAQ documents released this morning (attached below) or email info@NorfolkFA.com.
Once again, we find ourselves in surreal circumstances, and it unfortunately seems as though we will all be faced with even more challenges to overcome. However, we ask that everybody continues to pull together and support one another as much as possible, as we know the people involved in Norfolk Football do so well, until our game can return.