Isthmian League restart planned for 19 December - so long as spectators are allowed to attend

Wednesday 18th November 2020

The Isthmian Football League is expecting to restart on Saturday 19 December 2020 - only if spectators are allowed to attend.

A League statement said: “The Board of the Isthmian League met today and agreed – subject to Government approval – that our football will start again on Saturday 19 December, so long as spectators are allowed to attend.

“The season will also be extended to 22 May, with the play-offs scheduled for the following Bank Holiday weekend.

“If clubs would like to play a fixture prior to Saturday 19 December, subject again to there being no Government restrictions, then the League will agree so long as five days’ notice is given to enable match officials to be appointed.”

The Football Association suspended all football from Step Three downwards between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December 2020, due to the UK Government imposing a second lockdown to reduce Covid-19 infection rates.

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