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


All BAFA clubs and members in England can now return to activity as detailed below. Clubs and members in Wales are allowed to undertake activity for U18s, and BAFA clubs and members in Scotland are allowed to undertake limited activity as detailed below.

BAFA Return to Play roadmap – England
Frequently asked questions

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 permitted at Stage 4 for flag teams and Stage 5 for contact teams.

Scotland
Limited, socially distanced American football activity is currently permitted for particpants aged 18+, and non-contact group activity is permitted for under 18s at BAFA Stage 4 as detailed below.

Wales
Organised American football activity is currently permitted for U18s at Stage 4 for flag teams and Stage 5 for contact teams. Organised adult American football activity is not currently permitted.

BAFA Return to Play stage 5 - modified contact football - 12 Aptil 2021
England
BAFA Return to Play stage 4 - non-contact football - 12 April 2021
England
Covid-19 safe equipment fitting
All nations
Example Risk Assessment Template
England
Example Covid-19 Participation Form Template
England
Example EAP Plan
England
BAFA Return to Play - Stage 4 Community Club Guidance Scotland (12 April 2021)
Scotland
Scotland Stage 4 - Levels Activity Checker (12 April 2021)
Scotland
Example Risk Assessment Template - Scotland Phase 3
Scotland
Example Covid-19 Health Screening Questionnaire Template - Scotland Phase 3
Scotland
Sportscotland Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Training for Coaches and Volunteers
Scotland
Sportscotland Covid-19 Officer Role Profile
Scotland
BAFA Return to Play - Stage 4 Community Club Guidance Wales (1 Dec 2020)
Wales
BAFA Return to Play - Stage 3 Community Club Guidance Wales (8 Sep)
Wales
Example Risk Assessment Template - Wales Stage 3
Wales
Example Covid-19 Health Screening Questionnaire Template - Wales Stage 3
Wales