Face-to-face ID verification for DBS checks

New guidelines on face-to-face ID document verifications for DBS checks which applies to any match officials who need to renew theirs ahead of the 2020-21 season.

New guidelines on face-to-face ID document verifications for DBS checks 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. 

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. 


To support the re-introduction of Face-to-Face FA DBS ID Verification, we at Lincolnshire FA have created a booking system to ensure the process is safe and fits in line with Government and FA guidance.

Club coaches should utilise Club Welfare Officers to verify documents in the first instance, but if further support is required, please contact us at Lincolnshire FA.

The Lincolnshire FA offices, based in Nettleham, Deepdale Enterprise Park, Deepdale Lane, Nettelham, LN2 2LL, will operate a drop-in by appointment only for document verification, every Tuesday from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm.

To make an appointment, please contact Adam Thurston via email at adam.thurston@lincolnshirefa.com OR Stuart Houlton on stuart.houlton@lincolnshirefa.com.


To read more about what is and isn’t permitted at face-to-face verifications, and to view a list of frequently asked questions, please download this guidance sheet below.


Please note: new volunteers must not start working with children until their DBS Check is accepted by The FA.

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