The government have announced that limited numbers of fans are to be allowed back into sporting venues.
A maximum of 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week lockdown in England ends on 2 December.
Up to 2,000 people will be allowed in tier two areas but none in tier three.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s new measures and Covid-19 restrictions in England on Monday via video link to the House of Commons.
The news of which areas will be in which tiers is expected to be made public on Thursday.
A Football Supporters’ Association statement said:
“Fans have always felt football should be treated the same as other sectors,
“We welcome today’s announcement, which does suggest that will be the case, and we look forward to seeing further details.
“For many lower-league and non-league clubs in particular, getting paying fans into stadiums safely is absolutely critical to their survival during a very difficult season.”