Coronavirus – League Update

As previously stated the League is following the advice received from the Football Association in respect of the current health crisis.

For the time being matches will continue to take place as normal as the guidance from the relevant Authorities remains that there is no medical rationale to cancel sporting events at this time.

The League instruction remains that the shaking of hands will not take place as instructed last week. I have been informed that at the end of one game last week both competing teams defied the instruction with both teams saying that they were “not being told not to shake hands”. Let me make this crystal clear from the League perspective.

The current health crisis is extremely serious and poses a risk of death ultimately if caught by vulnerable people. Local League footballers are not exempt from catching and inadvertently spreading this virus, hence the need to respect the instruction from the League.

If the instruction is not adhered to, regardless of what we see at professional matches and on live tv football, the League will consider withdrawing the remaining matches of those that ignore the instruction. Should this happen then the points would be awarded to their opponents something that we dont want to have to do but we do expect our participants to act responsibly. Hopefully that should be enough said.

Obviously this situation is changing daily and may be revised at any time should alternative advice  be received from the relevant Authorities.

League Secretary

7 comments on Coronavirus – League Update

  1. Believe we should postpone all games until further notice for the safety of the players and their families.

  2. I believe all league and cup games should be suspended till the 3rd of April. Grassroots football teams are not exempt from the Coronovirus. It’s a very serious health issue and no risks should be taken. I will not be attending or playing any football games under the current circumstances. Health is more important than any Sunday league football. It’s time the FA looked after their teams and their players rather than getting leagues and fixtures finished.

    • Completely agree with all the above. It’s a shame it could come to it but at the end of the day it’s Sunday League Footy. Time to take other things in life more seriously

  3. Football in itself is a contact sport !! There is more contact during a match than the pleasantries before and after a game.
    You have some team players spitting all over the place as if they are Wayne Rooney !!! This could be a bigger problem than shaking hands. All football has been banned by the F.A including grass roots football in Scotland !!
    The League needs to see sense and cancel all matches until the situation start to improve !!

  4. For the time being matches will continue to take place as normal as the guidance from the relevant Authorities remains that there is (((no medical rationale to cancel sporting events at this time)))).

    The current health crisis is ((((extremely serious and poses a risk of DEATH)))))) ultimately if caught by vulnerable people. Local League footballers are not exempt from catching and inadvertently spreading this virus.

    which is it? serious or not serious?

  5. surely like other leagues it should cascade down to grass roots football if like you said it is extremely serious and poses a risk of death ultimately if caught by vulnerable people.

    Local League footballers are not exempt from catching and inadvertently spreading this virus, so why isn’t lincs FA being pro active in this matter rather than reactive and waiting to be told what to do like a good little boy?

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