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FFA prepares guidelines for the resumption of football
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced thar it has produced Guidelines in readiness for a return to community football.
Also confirming the FFA’s support for the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app, FFA Chief Executive James Johnson said the Australian football community had really come together during the Coronavirus pandemic, adhering to social distancing and travel restrictions, and he urged it to get behind the government’s latest initiative.
Johnson stated “the COVIDSafe app is an important step in the Government’s plans to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians.
“The health and wellbeing of all two million football participants in this country is of paramount importance to us, we firmly believe in the importance of this community health message, and you can play a major role in this initiative.
“The sooner we can stop the spread of COVID-19, the sooner restrictions will be lifted, so we can get football back up and running across Australia.
“FFA continues to liaise with governments and medical experts to pave the way for the return of community football. We have produced a set of Guidelines, including protocols and measures to be put in place to ensure a safe and responsible resumption of the game.
“The Guidelines are being reviewed by senior health officials and will be used by our nine Member Federations to guide a return to football, taking into account the relevant regulations and health advice in each state and territory.
“Community football is currently suspended until at least 31st May, and we will be providing a further update in due course.”
FFA is proud to work with the Australian Government, and will promote the use of the COVIDSafe app through its social channels.
The COVIDSafe app is available to download via the Apple App store or Google Play.
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23rd April 2020 - FFA extends postponement of the Hyundai A-League
30th March 2020 - FFA announces 70% staff cut due to COVID-19
24th March 2020 - FFA announces suspension of A-League season
17th March 2020 - FFA suspends grassroots football
15th January 2020 - New FFA Chief Executive sets out priorities at first press conference
6th December 2019 - FFA confirms appointment of new Chief Executive James Johnson
19th August 2019 - FFA announces independent review of national football teams
23rd April 2020 - NSWRL announces plan for community league return on 18th July
24th April 2020 - Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces framework for return of sport
21st April 2020 - Arts and sport set to be impacted by Virgin Australia’s administration
13th April 2020 - Federal sports minister says NRL restart plan is ‘a bit ambitious’
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