COVID-19 Update and FAQ

COVID - 19 FAQ & Latest Information

Find out the latest information on the impact of Coronavirus on Football in Shropshire


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We advise that you do not referee a friendly as all grassroots football has been suspended.

You can pay online through the Whole Game System or by a bank transfer.  For the bank account details please email

As these notifications are automatically generated, The FA I.T team will be stopping these. If you have received a late payment/Response fee since 17th March please contact

We are in constant conversation with our Underwriters who are sympathetic to all grassroots football.

Unfortunately, Insurers are not able to offer refunds as claims are still being paid in all the Associations and this may run off for a while yet. Also many clubs may wish to resume training, if some restrictions are lifted and would expect cover in place.

However, once we know when football training and playing is resumed, we can then investigate a discount based on the time lost in season 2019/20.

No. The Sanctions imposed are as a result of misconduct committed and are not dependent on the completion of a season. This would be a similar scenario to matches abandoned where the game has not completed but the sanctions remain.

As per the regulations any suspension outstanding following the last competitive fixture will be served at the commencement of the next season. On that basis any suspension that remains outstanding will be served at the commencement of competitive football.  

Like all matters concerning Covid19, the above is the current position with the situation that we know, all discipline matters will be constantly under review as we learn more over the coming weeks. If the situation changes, we will of course keep you updated.


Yes a full refund will be given if required. The postponed courses will be rescheduled at a later date to fit in with tutor & facility availability. If the learner cannot make the rearranged dates then a full refund will be available. 

At this moment in time it is for the foreseeable future. Further updates to will follow as and when the situation changes.


These changes will be implemented for the period football is suspended due to Coronavirus, up to and including the start of the 2020-2021 season

All information on this can be found HERE on are bespoke DBS page.

Please call staff between the core hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Visit the Board & Staff page of our webiste


All courses that we deliver will be postponed until further notice. We will give you an update when we have one.

All Cups will be suspended until further notice. 

Personal hearings will not go ahead but non-personal hearings will continue to go ahead via webinar.

A non-personal hearing is when a discipline commission panel hear your case without you being present.
A Disciplinary Commission will consider the case, taking into consideration the Participant’s/
Club’s disciplinary record from the previous five years and all documentation that has been
sent to them in relation to the case. The Commission will come to a decision and the
Participant(s) will be notified in writing by the County FA.