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Our players guide

This guide has been written for all players to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We want you to be safe. You will need to follow these rules.

This means that training will be different.


You must have completed the COVID-19 agreement before you can attend a training session.

Before training

Before coming to training, you will need to make sure that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

These are:

  • A high temperature (above 37.8°C)
  • A new continuous cough.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • A sore throat.
  • Loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell.
  • Feeling generally unwell.

You must not come to training if you have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service or if you live with someone who has symptoms.

You must confirm that you coming to training at least 24 hours before the training session. You can book and pay online.

You must arrive in the time slot for your team. If you do not, you will not be able to train.

You must come in your training clothes. You can put on your football boots when you get onto the pitch.

You must bring your own:

  • water bottle
  • hand sanitiser

These must clearly marked with your name and they must not be shared with anyone else.

You can have one adult with you.

Unless you have agreement with Lorraine that you need more adults to be present.

When you arrive

You must sanitise your hands when you arrive.

You must register with Lorraine when you arrive.

Most people have to pay online before the training session.

If Lorraine has agreed that you pay with cash, this must be provided in an envelope with your name on it and left in the payment box.

You must keep to social distancing from other players, their families and the coaches.

Different groups of players will be arriving at different times. You must arrive in your time slot.

At the start of training

Training will begin with a briefing from the coaches. You will need to keep to social distancing.

You must observe social distancing whilst completing your warm-up.

During training

During training you should not touch the ball with your hands (unless you are the goalkeeper).

If the ball goes out of play, this must be retrieved by a player or a coach using their feet.

If you have to use your hands, your coach will need to wipe the ball before it can be used.

The person who comes to watch you must not go on the pitch or touch any of the equipment.

After training

You must observe social distancing whilst completing your cool down.

You should sanitise your hands when you leave.

You must observe social distancing when you leave training.

Different groups of players will be leaving at different times.