The Isthmian League have proposed a date for football to return after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an end to national lockdown protocol.

Harlow Town, who play in the Isthmian League, could be due to play again on Saturday, December 19, with supporters also due to return to games following the announcement.

A statement shared via the Harlow Town website reads: “The Board of the Isthmian League have proposed a restart date of Saturday, December 19.

The league was initially suspended on November 3, following the UK government’s decision to impose a national lockdown.

The lockdown is due to end on 2nd December, and after a meeting today (Wednesday, November 18), the Board of the Isthmian League have agreed that football will start again on Saturday, December 19.

This date has been proposed on the proviso that there is government approval, no extension to the lockdown measures and under the condition that spectators are allowed to attend.

Clubs will be able to apply to play games earlier than December 19, subject to the agreement of both Clubs and the league, and five days notice for the appointment of match officials

The Isthmian League have also announced that the season will also be extended to from May 8 to May 22, with the Playoffs scheduled for the following Bank Holiday weekend.

Additionally the FA has released a statement regarding the return of sports and supporters.

It reads: “We welcome the UK Government’s announcement today and we are very pleased that organised sports, which include Steps 3-6 of the National League System [NLS], Tiers 3-6 of the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP] and competitive grassroots football, can look forward to resuming from 2nd December.

“We are also delighted to see the beginning of the safe return of fans in stadiums.”