The FA has today received approval from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) for a limited return of home spectators to be permitted at clubs competing in the National League System (NLS).
Clubs competing in Steps 3-6 of the NLS that are situated in Tier 3 areas are now permitted to accommodate up to 150 home spectators, in line with Stage 1 of The FA’s guidelines.
Prior to admitting spectators, clubs competing in Steps 3-6 of the NLS and Buildbase FA Vase which are situated in Tier 3 areas are strongly advised to liase with their respective Local Authority for agreement on capacity limits.
It is extremely important that spectators remain in their household or social bubble in groups of six, do not mix with any other spectator groups, or travel between Tiers to attend fixtures, as enforceable by law. If breaches of spectator limits or social distancing are reported, clubs and leagues may face returning to fixtures being held behind closed doors.