The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is pleased to confirm that it has received confirmation from Sport Wales that Tier 2 will be included within the new ‘elite status’ designation, which permits the Cymru North and South to resume organised competitive football with an exemption from the 30-person rule.

The FAW National Leagues Board will convene on Monday 30th November 2020 to determine the exact format and start date for the 2020-21 season. Further information regarding the league format and a fixture calendar is to be confirmed next week following the National Leagues Board’s meeting.

Further information including the Return to Play protocols and relevant updates regarding the steps needed to take to bring football back safely will also be communicated directly to clubs in due course.

However, please note that until communicated otherwise, clubs must continue to operate under the friendly protocols that have been communicated to all clubs, and thus the 30-person rule remains in force at this moment in time.