COVID-19 | PFA update

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As the global community work together to contain COVID-19, we would like to reassure you that the PFA have taken every measure to prepare for the continuation of services. This means that in the event that we are forced to close our offices, we will still be able to operate the organisation and provide support to both current and former players.

This crisis extends far beyond the world of football and we must take steps in accordance with the welfare of the wider general public.  

You will be able to contact our staff in the usual way - by phone, email or DM. 

Having canvassed the views of many of you last week, we have already presented your feedback directly to the leagues – particularly about the concerns of continuing to play matches. We also strongly voiced your opposition to playing in empty stadiums without spectators.

As your advocates in these uncertain times, we are in constant dialogue with the leagues and governing bodies, strongly putting forward all areas of concern on your behalf to stakeholders.

The following issues are high on the priority list:

  • Contractual liabilities
  • Financial viability
  • Playing games behind closed doors 
  • Potential extended suspension of leagues

In the coming days, you will no doubt have questions and concerns that you will wish to feedback to us. We have set up a dedicated email for any enquiries: c19support@thepfa.com.  

The PFA will always focus on your health and wellbeing, this remains our utmost priority as we continue to work alongside clubs and the leagues to find unified solutions to the problems that lie ahead.  

At this time, football must come together as an industry to protect the game we love. We will continue working hard to protect you, and update you through our communication channels as and when events evolve.