Seryfa News

Latest Guidelines re Travel Arrangements for SYFA

 We received this e-mail from SYFA recurrent restrictions on youth football. The league secretary will endeavour to try keep teams playing in accordance with the new guidelines. Thanks for all your co-operation SERYFA 

Following the earlier update regarding travel exemptions, I just wanted to clarify some key points.

1. New travel exemptions for children’s and youth football, allowing under-18s to travel freely for exercise in areas within Levels 0-3.

Update from SYFA re football within the 5 High Risk Health Board Areas

The SERYFA have decided to publish part of an e-mail that has been sent to all league secretaries. We hope this helps to keep everyone informed of what's happening at this trying time for everyone.

This email has been sent to league secretaries within the five high-risk health board areas. 
Thank you all for your patience in these difficult times. 
Following on from the earlier Scottish FA update regarding the ongoing travel restrictions, we wanted to update you more specifically on the SYFA position at this time. 

E-mail re Travel Restrictions and League Fixtures

Regarding the rumours that were going around on social media re the playing of fixtures in the SERYFA Alpha Trophies Leagues.The e-mail that was being circulated should not have been published. Below is a copy of the latest official e-mail that has been circulated by the SYFA. We hope by publishing this e-mail it helps to clarify the current situation.

Copy of e-mail from SYFA dated 12th October 2020

SYFA Update on Return to Football

Dear all League, Club and Team Secretaries,

Following on from the First Minister’s statement issued yesterday we would like to provide an update on the impact this will have on the Return to Football. 

All under 19 and under 21 football under the jurisdiction of the SYFA is suspended until 25th October in these health board areas: Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Lothian, and Forth Valley.

All other fixtures in these areas can go ahead provided they comply with all Government Restrictions.

Match Day Protocols

Good Morning, This email has been sent to all League, Club and Team Secretaries.

Thank you to all SYFA members for all they have done in getting us to back to the stage of allowing football to return. While we understand these are challenging times, we do have to ask again that everyone involved in arranging activity are following all the guidance to enable us to continue with football activity.

Track and Trace - Frequently asked Question And Answer

Q.    On a matchday, as the home team COVID officer should I insist on receiving all contact details for the opposition players for the purposes of Test & Protect?

Fixtures for New Season 2020/2021

The new season for the Alpha Trophies Leagues is due to start on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th of October 2020. The fixtures will be put on the website 7days prior to this proposed start date.

Scottish Cup Deadline

This email and been sent to all league and club secretaries: please ensure to share with all 11-a-side teams.

Covid-Complaint Clubs (updated 6pm - 10th Sept) if you are not on the Compliant List you Cant Play

Good Evening All,
Please find below lists of compliant and non-compliant clubs. (6pm on 10th September 2020)
I will send out a further list tomorrow and at that point, should any of the non-compliant club’s teams be scheduled to participate in friendlies over the weekend, these matches must not go ahead. Relevant clubs will be notified accordingly.
Under no circumstances can the teams of any non-compliant clubs participate in matches (including friendlies).

Government Update Impacting Match Play

This email has been sent to all league secretaries and will shortly be issued to clubs and teams.
We have just received the below update from Ian Maxwell following his conversation with the Scottish Government regarding increases in COVID-19 cases within the West of Scotland:
‘You will be aware that following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the West of Scotland, additional restrictions have been introduced for people living in Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire. Further information is available here.