THE amateur game in England will learn the all-clear has been given to return to competitive football again on Wednesday.
Grassroots leagues across the country have been forced to wait until the government cleared the FA’s return to play planning having eased Covid-19 restrictions last week.
That proposal has now been submitted.
SunSport understands the FA is working towards announcing when and how leagues in England, including children, will be able to resume on Wednesday.
There is a belief the FA are working towards clearing competitive leagues to resume at the start of September.
Clubs of all levels will be able to begin training and friendly match action before then.
But there will still be strict guidelines in place to account for the threat of coronavirus transmission, which could see mass use of changing rooms barred.
Social distancing measures will have to be in place, as they still are in the professional game.
It is therefore likely players will have to shower at home after matches.
The FA have now changed their guidance to clubs and coaches on their website to include the fact their submission has gone in to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
It said: “We have now submitted a comprehensive action plan and related guidance for Government approval as outlined in DCMS’s publication.
“Once approved, we will publish new guidance for the grassroots football community.
“We will confirm timings as soon as we are able.”