Velocity Football: COVID-19 update

Velocity Football will remain open and continue to safely deliver its educational programmes during the second COVID-19 national lockdown.

We would like to reassure students, their families, colleagues and delivery partners that our stringent health and safety procedures will remain in place.

From Thursday, November 5, people will be required to remain at home except for specific purposes until at least Wednesday, December 2. Unlike the previous lockdown schools, universities, and educational providers – like Velocity Football – can remain open.

Students’ safety will always be a number one priority during their time with Velocity Football. We have a detailed hygiene and COVID-19 safe policy in place, which has been followed throughout. And to further minimise risk only Velocity students and members of staff will now be allowed inside our programme’s facility during educational hours.

Rules that have applied since the start of our autumn term remain in place too. These include:

  • Washing your hands using the provided hand sanitizer at the entry and exit points of the stadium.
  • Ensuring a distance of at least two metres is kept between yourself and students that are outside of your training bubble.
  • Face masks are worn in situations where social distancing is not possible.

Daily enhanced cleaning regimes are followed at the Velocity Football complex at Oxford City FC and informative signage encouraging people to follow hygiene and distancing guidance are displayed in multiple locations.

Velocity Football director Justin Merritt said: “Education is incredibly important, and we were pleased the Government have recognised and supported this in the latest set of COVID-19 restrictions.

“We have robust COVID-19 protocols in place and have been strictly following them throughout and will continue to do so. We will be doing everything possible to continue to keep our students, their relatives and our colleagues safe during these unprecedented times.”

Virtual Open Event

Velocity Football is hosting next week’s Virtual Open Event via Zoom as planned.

On Tuesday, November 10, from 7pm, Justin Merritt will host the evening where future students and their parents or carers will be able to learn more about the programmes that Velocity’s expert team of coaching staff deliver.

Justin added: “Modern technology means we have been able to adapt and ensure we can still share information about our programmes via a Virtual Open Event and I look forward to welcoming as many future students and their families as possible.

“We have produced and finalised an exciting video that showcases what Velocity Football is and we will be on hand to answer any questions.”

Visit to sign up for the Virtual Open Event or call 0300 303 0890.

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