BAFA is committed to providing its members with the safest way to return to play. Please follow the advice and guidance so we can all get back to playing the sport we love.

COVID-19: resources and guidance

Organised American football activity is currently not permitted anywhere in the UK.  All BAFA clubs and members should return to Stage 1 of our Return to Play Roadmap until further notice.  

BAFA Return to Play roadmap
COVID-19 FAQs 21 September 2020

All clubs and teams returning to practice must appoint a Club Covid-19 Officer who completes the required training for their nation, upload a risk assessment to the BAFA membership system and follow BAFA’s Return to Play guidance.

Please be aware that localised restrictions may be introduced at short notice. Where an area or region is subject to localised restrictions, guidance in this information hub may not apply. Please regularly check for any local restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales that may impact on your ability to hold practices or host or travel for friendly non-contact games with other nearby teams, where applicable.

COVID-19: national tools and resources

  • England

Organised American football activity is currently not permitted anywhere in the UK.  All BAFA clubs and members should return to Stage 1 of our Return to Play Roadmap until further notice.  

BAFA Return to Play stage – 4 community club guidance England – 1 Dec 2020
Example risk assessment template
Example Covid-19 health screening questionnaire template
Example EAP plan

England – Required Covid-19 officer training
BAFA ReActivate Covid-19 Awareness Award

COVID-19: update messages