Please see here the latest statement from the Isthmian League regarding the 2020-21 season which has been on hold since the beginning of November.

Basically, the season remains on hold with more areas heading for Tier 3 from midnight Saturday with Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Surrey (except Waverley), Hastings & Rother, Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant all relegated to Tier 3 with London, parts of Essex and all of Kent. Bristol and North Somerset are promoted to Tier 2 with Herefordshire up to Tier 1. So most likely return to be in the new year after the next tier review in late December.

As indicated previously the Isthmian League Board has met following the latest Government review and they have unanimously agreed to continue with the pause of the 2020/21 season.

Since the initial survey on the 2nd December the infection rate has deteriorated in the geographical footprint of their Member Clubs, which has resulted in a much larger number of Isthmian League Clubs being placed in Tier 3. In reaching this decision the Board considered several factors such as the lack of income from secondary spend revenue, the reduced attendances at Tier 3 Clubs and more importantly, the duty of care the League has to Players, Club Officials, Volunteers and Supporters during this current pandemic.

The Board will continue to monitor the situation in line with the Government review dates and/or any decision that allows Government grants to become available to Member Clubs. The Board has not yet set a formal re-start date, but Clubs will give at least 14 days’ notice of the recommencement of the 2020/21 season allowing them preparation time to stage League matches. It is also noted that the Southern League are taking a similar approach with their Member Clubs.