As you will be aware The Government announced a countrywide Lockdown to commence on Thursday morning. A few clubs have contacted The League to understand how this affects football at our level. The League Management has already been in direct contact with The FA.
The FA are in talks with The Department of Culture Media & Sport (DCMS). Please be aware that The FA are just one organisation working with the DCMS. Clarification of the exact situation will be with us before the ‘watershed’ on Thursday morning.
For now, we ask that you continue to play the matches scheduled this week, certainly Monday to Wednesday. We will be in touch again as soon as we have more information.
My personal feeling (please do not take this as having any inside information) is that we will have a break for a month or so from Thursday, until The R number is reduced significantly. Then there will be a short period of preparation, before a re-start. Preparation will be needed for many things including to review fixtures to take into account which areas are open for business, and to confirm the Covid situation within each club. If necessary we will ask for a season extension. So please sit tight and watch this space.
Bob Dalling, Chairman
uhlsport Hellenic League