Government to let spectators watch football- FA respond to new government announcement

By Ian Townsend

A brief FA statement following today's announcement from the UK Government

Today the government announced new rules which should allow spectators to attend live sport once the second lockdown ends. We are, however, still short on detail, which will be further discussed between our governing body and the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport. In response, the FA have released the following statement:

'We welcome the UK Government’s announcement today and we are very pleased that organised sports, which include Steps 3-6 of the National League System [NLS], Tiers 3-6 of the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP] and competitive grassroots football, can look forward to resuming from 2nd December.

We are also delighted to see the beginning of the safe return of fans in stadiums for elite sports events and confirmation that spectators at non-elite sports will be able to attend events in line with Covid-secure guidance for each tier.

We will continue our ongoing dialogue with Government to clarify the details and next steps, and provide further updates in due course.'

As soon as we have more detail, we will share it with you.

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