Coronavirus

Coronavirus queries relating to Refereeing

I’m currently booked onto an FA Referee Course which has now been postponed. Will I get a refund, or will I be offered a space on a future course?
In-line with the current suspension of all grassroots football, our referee education programme is also postponed until further notice. Once we have an idea...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 3:44 PM
Will my re-scheduled course/workshop run in the same way as the one I booked?
Every effort will be made to ensure courses follow a like-for-like delivery structure, including the course tutor(s). Work has already started on this. We a...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 3:45 PM
I haven’t completed my FA Referee Course, as I still need to referee my five training games and/or attend a Unit 6 session. What are my next steps?
Please E-Mail referees@essexfa.com and we can let you know your next steps, depending on how many games you’ve refereed.
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 3:48 PM
What is the situation with FA DBS checks?
The FA is implementing temporary changes to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks in football for the period that football is suspended due to Coronav...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 3:53 PM
My FA Safeguarding Children is up for renewal. How can I update this?
At the moment, all County FA courses and workshops have been postponed until further notice. However, if you’re eligible to renew your FA Safeguarding Child...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 3:55 PM
Am I still able to referee small-sided football?
All Essex County FA-affiliated football activity has been suspended, which includes small-sided leagues. Nationally-affiliated small-sided providers have be...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 3:56 PM
I’m currently booked onto the Referee Workshop for the BBC Essex Senior Cup Final, which has now been postponed. Will I get a refund, or will my booking be valid for the rearranged date?
Once a rearranged date has been confirmed, we will look to honour your booking. If you’re unable to attend the rearranged date, please contact our Referees ...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 3:50 PM