The FA have confirmed approval for a limited return of home spectators at clubs in Tier 3 areas.
Approval has been received today from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) for spectators at clubs competing in the National League System (NLS), Women’s Football Pyramid (WFP) and FA Vase.
Clubs in those areas are now permitted to accommodate home spectators up to 15% of their ground grading capacity, in line with Stage 1 of The FA’s respective guidelines for the NLS or WFP.
A limited return of home spectators up to 15% of their ground grading capacity will also be permitted in the Buildbase FA Trophy if the fixture is between two ‘non-elite’ clubs (clubs at Steps 3-4 of the NLS) in a Tier 3 area. All fixtures in the FA Trophy that involve an ‘elite club’ (clubs at Steps 1-2 of the NLS) in a Tier 3 area must remain behind closed doors in line with the UK Government’s return to ‘elite’ sport guidance.