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DBS Verification Update - 28 January 2021

Please see the latest update from The FA regarding DBS verifications during COVID-19

The date of DBS checks that are due to expire between 1 October 2020 and 31 May 2021 will be extended by one calendar year.

This follows the action that was taken in April 2020 for checks that expired between 1 March 2020 and 31 September 2020 to be extended by one calendar year.

For the avoidance of doubt, only checks expiring between 1 October 2020 and 31 May 2021 are to be extended. DBS checks that were extended 1 March to 31 September are not to be extended further. 

Once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted it is important that those without a DBS, those that were extended in April and then those that have been extended in October; complete a renewal of their DBS in this order of priority.

Due to these restrictions NO verification checks are being carried so we ask clubs and verifiers to wait until the restrictions have been lifted before starting the DBS process.

The extensions to DBS validity will be made during the week of 1 February 2021, and communications will be sent out to those affected the same week.

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