FA update following Government Covid-19 measures

Earlier this week the Government announced a decision to suspend plans for the return of fans to matches. See more on the BBC here. EFL Chair Ricky Parry issued a response to that, which can be seen here. The FA have also updated after the news:

We understand the Government’s decision, as the health of the nation is the priority. However, it is important to recognise that the impact on football will be huge.

Clubs up and down the country are really struggling, and many will have been looking forward to crowds coming back in order to provide much-needed income during these difficult times. Many, at all levels of the game, are battling to survive.

We welcome the Government’s commitment to provide financial support to clubs and will continue to work together on a return of crowds as soon as it’s safe to do so.

We also welcome the continuation of the grassroots game, and the elite game behind closed doors, to help support the physical and mental wellbeing of millions of players across the country, with outdoor exercise more important now than ever.

Following the Government announcement, Brentford FC has outlined its options to Season Ticket Holders for the 2020/21 season who will not be able to attend games in the short term. See more here.