Keeping you updated on the impact of COVID-19 on Guernsey football
The Guernsey FA continues to monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice provided by the States of Guernsey Government. The current Government guidance remains in effect until 18th April when it will again will be reviewed. That guidance states that people should remain at home at all times, with a few minor exceptions, and continue to adhere to social distancing practices. On that basis, all formal and structured football in Guernsey remains suspended and will do so until the GFA is satisfied that the States of Guernsey guidance, along with that of the FA, permits football to resume.
Guernsey FA Chief Executive, Gary Roberts commented:
“We will continue to follow the States of Guernsey advice and work collaboratively with stakeholders, including the FA, Guernsey Sports Commission and Guernsey Football League to ensure the safety of players, volunteers, staff and the entire football community during this unprecedented time. We are actively monitoring Government advice in case the situation changes and will continue to share updates with the football community as and when information specific to football becomes available. In the meantime, we would all like to emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19 at this time and take this opportunity to thank all of the healthcare workers and essential workers providing for the Guernsey community during this difficult time.”
Contacting Guernsey FA
Following the States of Guernsey announcement on the evening of Tuesday 24th March, the Guernsey FA office has remained closed to staff and visitors and will do so until further notice. This has meant that the GFA staff have been, and continue to work remotely. We are mindful that whilst football has been suspended, there are stakeholders who may still need or want to contact the GFA for information or advice. The information, below details which member of staff should be contacted depending on the nature of the enquiry:
Football Development – Angus Mackay; Angus.Mackay@Guernseyfa.com
- Charter Standard
- Coach Education
- Online Learning & CPD
Football Administration and Women & Girls Participation – Joelle Pengelley; Joelle.Pengelley@Guernseyfa.com
- Girls Player Development Centre
- Information Technology Systems – WholeGame, Full-Time
Safeguarding – Sara Mallett - Sara.Mallett@randellandloveridge.gg
Guernsey Soccer School – Tony Vance; Tony.Vance@Guernseyfc.com
- General enquiries
All other matters, including media enquiries, should be referred to Chief Executive, Gary Roberts; Gary.Roberts@Guernseyfa.com
Please note that during this period, staff will be taking some annual leave, so response time may be longer than normal.
Getting the Latest Advice
Read the latest information about the situation in Guernsey, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk; https://covid19.gov.gg/
The GFA will continue to provide updates and advice to the local affiliated game as and when they become available. In addition, the GFA is available to answer any questions, or should clubs require further information or guidance above that already provided. It is also recommended that everybody continues to monitor the States of Guernsey website for local updates.