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Restrictions for spectators attending amateur football matches

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Wirral Council and its partners would like to inform all adult and junior football leagues and teams who use Wirral Council operated grass and 3g football pitches of the following guidance and restrictions with regard to spectators attending any amateur football matches.

In line with government and Football Association guidance the following applies:

  • no spectators are allowed to attend any adult amateur football match taking place on Wirral Council operated grass or 3g pitches. Only the referee, players and manager of each team should attend matches  
  • for junior football matches, a maximum of one parent or guardian will be allowed to attend a match with their child for the duration of their fixture but must remain socially distanced. Please leave promptly at the end of the fixture.

Although these measures may cause some inconvenience, they are in place to enable the safe continuation of grass roots football. 

Use of pavilions and facilities

Pavilions and facilities will remain accessible for use of the toilets only, changing rooms and showers remain closed.

Anyone entering the buildings need to scan the QR codes clearly displayed in the communal areas to access the NHS Track and Trace app.

Team signing in sheets remain in use and should be completed promptly on arrival. For those teams that play on 3g hub sites the signing in process already in place at these facilities should continue to be followed.