Posted By : Julie Higgins
Information from the Department of Education have confirmed the following;
'If a school has sent someone home to self-isolate, they must do exactly that – stay at home and not come into contact with anyone for the period of self-isolation. If they are sent home to self-isolate because they have symptoms, they should get a test and must stay at home for at least 10 days (although if the test comes back negative, they can end their isolation). If they are sent home because they’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, they must self-isolate for 14 days (and only get a test if they subsequently develop symptoms themselves).'
If a child has been sent home from school due to Coronavirus outbreaks or risk of transmission, and has been asked to self-isolate, they must NOT take part in any footballing activities until their isolation period has ended.
I understand that this may have an impact on youth football and upcoming league fixtures in regards to the number of players available for games.
If you would like to have a ‘youth leagues’ online meeting to discuss this further, please let me know and I can arrange this.
Sarah Wood, Football Development Manager, Sheffield FA
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