14 Mar 2021 in News
Fans will not be allowed back at non-league games until at least mid-May, according to the FA.
It's a blow to Step 3 to Step 6 leagues who are planning supplementary or cup competitions when outdoor sport resumes.
An FA statement says: "Unfortunately, the current understanding at DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) is that spectators for non-elite football will be under the same categorisation as outlined for all spectators in the roadmap.
"Therefore, unless informed otherwise we believe all fixtures will need to be behind closed doors until no earlier than May 17th, except for any person(s) spectating for safeguarding purposes."