COVID-19 Update

All football activities including training and matches are suspended until further notice.

The information below does not apply whilst football is currently suspended.

What is the current guidance and advice from the FA and the Government?

The FA have released their latest guidance on the return to competitive training and matches which reflects the updated tier system from 02-Dec-2020. We have digested this information and have commenced the necessary work to implement these latest measures. The safety and wellbeing of our members is of upmost importance to us therefore we have created this page to update them on the latest situation from the club.

The latest FA's guidelines and rules can be found by accessing the following link: https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/dec/01/fa-guidance-on-return-to-grassroots-football-011220

Participants should note the impact the new Government tier system has on the return of grassroots football in certain areas. Currently, the county of Gloucestershire is in TIER 4 - please refer to the table above for an overview on how this impacts current football activities within the club.

From 31-December-2020, the county of Gloucestershire will enter TIER 4 restrictions.

Adult football provisions are currently suspended. Some teams or coaches may not wish to continue with football activities during TIER 4 restrictions.

The club will keep updated with the latest FA guidance/rules throughout this period to ensure compliance.

What will the club be doing?

The club were required to put together a comprehensive plan, risk assessment and implement the necessary safety measures required to allow the resumption of competitive training and matches.

So far, we have:

  • Digested the information provided by the FA to understand the measures we need to put in place to ensure the safe resumption of competitive training and matches.

  • Updated our risk assessments, plans and guidance in alignment with the FA guidance/rules.

  • Assigned a COVID-19 Safety Officer who is responsible for the implementation and compliance of COVID-19 safety measures.

  • Purchased Hand Sanitiser, Disinfectant Spray, Paper Towels, Emergency Aid Face Masks and Gloves for all our teams including excess stock to allow for replenishment.

  • Implemented a system to enable NHS Track and Trace for all training sessions and matches.

  • Hosting briefings with all our coaches to educate them on the safety requirements and expectations to ensure compliance.

Who is the Club COVID-19 Safety Officer?

The designated Club COVID-19 Safety Officer is:

  • Calum Newman - secretary@abbeymeadroversfc.com - 07546 241012.

You should contact Calum if you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 safety measures.


Please note that for any welfare concerns, you should contact the Club Welfare Officer:

  • Sallie Lavis - 07443 417693 - sallielavis@hotmail.com.

Our Risk Assessments and Plans

Insurance Documents and Policies

Affiliation Numbers:

  • Abbeymead Rovers (Youth): W-GLO3975

  • Abbeymead Rovers (Mens/Walking Football/Community): W-GLO3973

  • Abbeymead Rovers (Ladies): W-GLO3974

Club Liability Insurance

The club purchase Club Liability Insurance up to £10 million during affiliation each year. This is provided by Bluefin Sport and known as CountyCoverPlus. The policy can be accessed using the link below:

Personal Accident Insurance

The club purchase Personal Accident Insurance from Bluefin Sport each year. This covers players in the event of an accident or injury whilst participating in activities provided by the club. The policy can be accessed using the link below:

Please note that this insurance is not the same as Income Protection Insurance. Players or members concerned about loss of income as a result of an injury (in particular the self employed) are encouraged to take out their own Income Protection Insurance. Nevertheless, the club continue to contribute to the Gloucestershire FA and League Benevolent funds which players have access to in a time of need.

Information Commisioner's Office (ICO) Registration

The club are registered to the ICO who are regulator for data protection and GDPR compliance.

Quick links to forms:

Who to contact if you have a concern?