The FAW today made the following statement welcoming the latest Welsh Government announcement regarding the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

The announcement paves the way for the return of spectators at football matches as well as the return of tournaments and festivals.

The FAW awaits further information and formal guidance on these developments from Welsh Government, which are anticipated to be available next week.

Once in place, updated Return to Play protocols and guidance will be prepared and shared across our football family.

The FAW National League Board (NLB) has approved the FAW Return to Spectating Regulations and these will be published in due course to the COVID-19 Hub.

The NLB has also agreed that the FAW should run test events in the coming weeks before a full return to spectators in order to protect the wellbeing of all supporters over a longer period of time.