COVID-19

COVID-19 Officer: Mr Kevin Wilkinson (Club Secretary).

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Football Club, Kingsley Park, Stannerford Road, Crawcrook, NE40 3SN. Telephone: 01914134448.


COVID-19 Protocols & Risk Assessment - Return To Play

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion FC COVID-19 Protocols & Risk Assessment v3.0 (pdf)


Spectator restrictions 

From 1 August 2020 to 21 August 2020: In line with guidelines from the UK Government and The Football Association, all Ryton & Crawcrook Albion's pre-season friendly matches (at home and away) are being held "behind closed doors". Strictly no spectators. Only members of the playing & coaching staff, essential staff & authorised club officials, and parents of any under-18 players participating in the squad are allowed to attend. Where possible, they should follow all good hygiene and social distancing guidance to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

From 22 August 2020 to 30 August 2020: Spectators are permitted to attend fixtures at Steps 3 to 6 of the NLS, providing that their number does not exceed 15 per cent of the minimum ground grading capacity at these levels or respective figures set out within the FA's updated guidelines. So for clubs at Steps 5 & 6, the capacity would be limited to 150. Matches at NLS feeder league clubs (including at "Step 7" and below) are permitted to accommodate socially-distanced spectators in line with the FA's separate guidelines for grassroots football. Subject to local restrictions and, social distancing, hygiene and track & trace protocols.

From 31 August 2020: Clubs at Steps 3 to 6 of the NLS will be permitted to allow spectators to attend fixtures provided that their number does not exceed 30 per cent of the minimum ground grading capacity at their level or the respective figures set out within the FA's updated guidelines. However, they must be satisfied that they have been able to comply with the Government’s guidance on the return to recreational team sport and the FA's updated guidelines. So for clubs at Steps 5 & 6, the capacity would be limited to 300. Subject to local restrictions and, social distancing, hygiene and track & trace protocols.

From 24 September 2020: New local restrictions mean Durham and Northumberland County FA Clubs at Steps 5 and 6 of the NLS will be permitted to allow a reduced number of spectators to attend fixtures provided that their number does not exceed 15 per cent of the minimum ground grading capacity (maximum of 150 spectators). All in attendance must check-in using the "NHS Covid-19" smartphone App or provide contact details for Track & Trace purposes. All spectators must wear face coverings at all times (unless medically exempt) and continue to follow the latest social distancing & hygiene rules.


Page last updated: October 4, 2020.