Image 2

Updated guidance on how to conduct DBS Checks

DBS Checks | Identity (ID) verification

Carrying out face-to-face Identity (ID) Document Verification for DBS Checks in line with Government Covid-19 guidelines

These guidelines have been produced in line with the Government guidance issued on 1 June 2020, which sees the easing of lockdown restrictions on gatherings, public spaces, and outdoor activities and the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation as published here.

This means that face-to-face ID document verification can now take place as long as the verifier and those requiring their ID to be verified observe all Government guidelines.

Please remember that as an ID PIN verifier. It is your choice whether you feel comfortable to carry out face-to-face ID checks at this time. You should not feel pressure to do so by anyone.

If clubs need to, they can identify an alternative ID verifier, who is happy to do this, by contacting and working with them to set up a new verifier.

For more guidance on how to carry out Face to Face Identification (ID) DBS Checks please click here.

New volunteers must not start working with children until their DBS Check is accepted by The FA.