Tier 4 areas and the latest information on COVID-19

By Russell Hardy

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The statement below is an extract from the advice issued by the FA for our level in the football pyramid following the government’s statement on Wednesday 23 December with regards to the introduction of Tier 4 areas and the latest information on COVID-19

Football for adult participants across ‘non-elite’ football in Tier 4 areas is not permitted, including all training and fixtures. This immediate advice in place from 20 December applies to the following aspects of ‘non-elite’ football in England in Tier 4 areas:

• Indoor and outdoor adult grassroots football

The attached fixtures shows those County, District and BSL cup ties that are postponed until further notice.

The full statement from the FA can be seen here - https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/dec/30/covid-19-tier-4-update-301220

As a result we are currently unable to stage matches at the following grounds in the Tier 4 area of Cheshire:

Vauxhall FC
Neston High School
Ness Village Hall
Neston Rec

In addition the composition of players at the following clubs is almost exclusively Tier 4:

Neston Nomads
Ellesmere Port Athletic
Rivacre FC
Neston United
Madisons FC
Parkgate St Germain

Given the situation and following discussions with each of the clubs concerned we have agreed they will be temporarily taken off BSL fixtures until, hopefully, the situation changes and we are able to resume normally.

Queens Park AFC registered players are predominantly domiciled Tier 3 players and while they are unable to play or train at Vauxhall FC they will be able to continue as far as possible by playing away matches against other Tier 3 clubs.

It therefore follows that any Tier 4 domiciled players attached to any Tier 3 clubs will also be unable to play for the time being.

For info Tier 3 on the Wirral is covered by the following postcodes:

CH41 to CH49 inclusive plus CH60, CH61 and CH63

If and when the situation changes league fixtures and cup ties involving the clubs listed above will be prioritised as far as possible to allow them to catch up asap.

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