Football had no choice. Since the adoption on July 25 by the Parliament of the text providing for the implementation of a health pass in France from August, all French amateur sport is required to submit to the new rules. This Saturday, the French Football Federation (FFF) therefore presented the device for implementing the new protocol to practice the discipline. "We are aware that the health pass is an additional constraint for our licensees and our clubs," Noël Le Graët said in a press release. But this measure appears today as the safest solution to resume football while protecting our practitioners as well as possible. "
In fact, while rejoicing at the resumption of Senior amateur competitions "in August for the National Championships, then from the weekend of August 28 and 29 for the Coupe de France, before continuing in September with the return to regional and departmental competitions ”, the FFF specifies the procedure to follow.
Le Graët encourages licensees to get vaccinated
After recalling that the application of the health pass as a condition of return to play "is a mandatory government decision" and that it will be "impossible to waive", the FFF explains that it will also condition access to the changing rooms as well. than in the stands “before each training session or each competitive match”. The Federation recalls that "the health pass is already compulsory for the practice of seniors and for adult supervisors whatever their team, seniors or young people" and that it will be "implemented on September 30 for young people. 12-17-year-old players ”, the under-12s being exempt.
"The implementation of the health pass also allows football, and French sport in general, to participate, at its level, in the collective effort in the fight against Covid-19 and the gradual return to normal life, adds Le Graët in the press release. This is why I strongly encourage all FFF licensees to go and get vaccinated. We missed the football and the fields, let's make sure that doesn't happen again ”.