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Statement: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

See below the Derbyshire FA's statement regarding the current coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak.

The below statement is currently the most up-to-date information we have relating to the coronavirus.

The Derbyshire FA are working to ensure that the grassroots football community is kept as up-to-date as possible with the latest information and recommendations relating to coronavirus.

The NLS and the women’s football pyramid were able to build a consensus amongst their leagues and, where possible, aimed to create a consistent approach across all leagues, whilst taking into account the unique characteristics of each individual league.

As a result, The FA and NLS steps three to six have reached a consensus that their 2019-20 season will now be brought to an end, and all results will be expunged. This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between NLS steps three to six, and no promotion to NLS step two. These decisions will also apply to the leagues and clubs who play at NLS step seven.

Furthermore, we can now confirm that The FA have decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019-20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season. We will be supporting grassroots leagues over the coming days to determine how they should close out their current competitions.


Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk, on the government website.

The Derbyshire FA Team.

 26/03/20 - 17:00

ALL STATEMENTS SO FAR

The Derbyshire FA are working to ensure that the grassroots football community is kept as up-to-date as possible with the latest information and recommendations relating to coronavirus.

The NLS and the women’s football pyramid were able to build a consensus amongst their leagues and, where possible, aimed to create a consistent approach across all leagues, whilst taking into account the unique characteristics of each individual league.

As a result, The FA and NLS steps three to six have reached a consensus that their 2019-20 season will now be brought to an end, and all results will be expunged. This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between NLS steps three to six, and no promotion to NLS step two. These decisions will also apply to the leagues and clubs who play at NLS step seven.

Furthermore, we can now confirm that The FA have decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019-20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season. We will be supporting grassroots leagues over the coming days to determine how they should close out their current competitions.

Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk, on the government website.

The Derbyshire FA are working to ensure that the grassroots football community is kept as up-to-date as possible with the latest information and recommendations relating to coronavirus.

Following The FA’s announcement yesterday, advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed (including training), we can confirm that the DCFA office has been closed, and our staff team will be working from home for the foreseeable future. 


Throughout this period, the business will run as normal, you can still contact us via the phones, and our customers should not see a major change in our functioning.

We are also taking the action to postpone all DCFA events and activities during this time. This includes ALL COURSES AND COUNTY CUP FINALS. While the previous advice related to the postponement of finals due to be played before the 3rd April 2020, this now includes ALL nine County Cup Finals.

Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk, on the government website.

The Derbyshire FA team.

17/03/20 - 11:00am

The Derbyshire FA are working to ensure that the grassroots football community is kept as up-to-date as possible with the latest information and recommendations relating to coronavirus.

Following the government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, The FA are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.

Throughout this period, we have taken government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. The FA are in regular communication with the government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review.

Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk, on the government website.

The Derbyshire FA team.

16/03/20 - 18:30pm

The Derbyshire FA are working to ensure that the grassroots football community is kept as up-to-date as possible with the latest information and recommendations relating to coronavirus.

Following the release of our statement earlier today we have discussed what action we will be taking to deal with the outbreak of the virus.

Effective immediately, we have decided to postpone all County Cup fixtures due to be played before Friday 3rd April 2020. 

This includes the Senior Challenge Cup final between South Normanton Athletic and Belper Town, the Divisional North Cup final between Cromford and Wirksworth Town and Whaley Bridge Athletic, and the Divisional South Cup final between Swanwick Pentrich Road and Mickleover Sports Reserves. We will review the situation again after this date.


Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk, on the government website.

The Derbyshire FA team.

The Derbyshire FA are working to ensure that the grassroots football community is kept as up-to-date as possible with the latest information and recommendations relating to coronavirus.

The latest advice from The FA is that any decision to continue playing or to postpone competitions is a matter for each league as autonomous bodies within the game. It is not felt that all grassroots fixtures need to be cancelled as a matter of course at this time, although some may need to be if teams are self-isolating and are unable to play, or if teams are concerned about playing and the league agrees to postpone. 

The FA, Premier League, EFL and FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until 3rd April 2020 at the earliest. 

This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the Covid-19 virus. 

It will also apply to all England team fixtures at every level and all FA competitions including the FA Cup and the Women’s FA Cup, along with academy and youth-team matches.

Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk, on the government website.

The Derbyshire FA team.