LEAGUE STATEMENT

By Simon Harrison

The FA have updated their stance on football in light of the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The FA have released a statement earlier this evening, regarding Grassroots football in accordance with the guidance from the Government in relation to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which is to postpone all football for the foreseeable future.

The statement in full from the FA reads:

”We have issued a further update regarding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on football in England.

Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we 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. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.

We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed."

The Manchester Football League wish everyone the very best and hope everyone stays safe. We will communicate further once we have any more information.

Kind and Safe Regards

MFL

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