1. New travel exemptions for children’s and youth football, allowing under-18s to travel freely for exercise in areas within Levels 0-3.
This relates to individual players: children and young people under 18 can travel freely within levels 0-3 to participate in training and matches. Within levels 0-3, a player’s address will not impact their opportunities to train and play.
2. Teams should continue to compete in their local area at all levels and at all ages.
This is particularly relevant to leagues and to teams organising friendlies: fixtures should be kept as local as possible. This does not necessarily mean within the same local authorities, but we would ask when you are organising games, that you avoid long journeys wherever possible.
3. Teams must not travel in or out of areas in levels 3 or 4.
This relates to teams, not individuals. Teams based in tier 3 areas must play against other nearby teams based in tier 3 areas. Teams based in tier 2 areas must play against other nearby teams based in tier 2 areas. A tier 3 team cannot play a tier 2 team.