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COVID-19: Fixtures latest

The following is the latest on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and a fixture update, including Worcestershire FA Cup Finals.

As you will no doubt have seen, the Government have changed their stance in relation to “non-essential contact” and “unnecessary travel” – also labelled as “social distancing”.

The latest FA statement read:

“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.

“As the Governing Body our advice to all in the game is that no football continues for the foreseeable time. We hope that Counties, Clubs and Leagues work collaboratively and take this advice and apply it. We are confident that, given today’s Government advice, this will be the case.”

Worcestershire FA Cup Finals (from the Worcestershire FA)

First Team Senior Cup (vs Alvechurch): Will only be played if football is permitted and if Evesham United FC is open on 23/04/2020. If not played on this date at this venue, the trophy will be shared.

Midweek U18 Cup (vs Halesowen Town U18s): Will only be played if football is permitted and if Stourport Swifts FC is open on 22/04/2020. If not played on this date at this venue, the trophy will be shared.

Getting the latest government advice/understanding if self-isolation should apply

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

Go to NHSUK/coronavirus for information about the virus and how to protect yourself. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help

For guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults – CLICK HERE 

COVID-19: guidance for mass gatherings – CLICK HERE 

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