​All men's football below National League level in England has been cancelled with all previous results from this season being expunged. Women's football other than the WSL and the Championship has also suffered the same fate. 


This means that there will be no promotions and relegations, though there remains uncertainty around what will happen to the top two non-league divisions - the National League and National League North and South.

"We have been working collaboratively with the National League System (NLS), the women’s football pyramid and the wider grassroots game since the outbreak of COVID-19 on how to conclude the 2019-20 season in the most appropriate way possible," a statement published by the FA began.


"These are challenging circumstances for English football and all decisions taken are in the best interests of the game and in consultation across key stakeholders. Our primary concern will always be for the safety and welfare of clubs, players, staff, officials, volunteers and supporters during this unprecedented time.


"Today’s steps take into account the financial impact during this uncertain period, whilst considering the fairest method on how the sporting outcomes for the season will be decided with the integrity of the leagues in mind."


"The NLS and the women’s football pyramid were able to build a consensus amongst their leagues and, where possible, aimed to create a consistent approach across all leagues, whilst taking into account the unique characteristics of each individual league.

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"As a result, The FA and NLS steps three to six have reached a consensus that their 2019-20 season will now be brought to an end, and all results will be expunged. This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between NLS steps three to six, and no promotion to NLS step two.


"These decisions will also apply to the leagues and clubs who play at NLS step seven."


The statement also revealed that tiers three to seven in the Women's game would follow a similar path - with these divisions also expunging the season. 


The FA continue to consult with National League and WSL to help them decide on a course of action for the rest of their seasons. 


The FA Vase, FA Trophy and FA Cup have not yet been cancelled.