The FA, Premier League, EFL, women’s professional game, PFA and LMA have issued the following joint statement…
The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.
The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that 'the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June' and 'each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season'.
However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football. Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.
The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.
We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
West Ham United have issued the following statement…
All Season Tickets, General Admission match tickets, and Club London tickets will be valid for the rearranged fixtures with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea and Burnley at London Stadium.
Tickets purchased by the travelling Claret & Blue Army for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur will also be valid for the rescheduled match.
Details of the rearranged fixtures will be announced on whufc.com in due course.
Everyone at the Club is pulling together at this unprecedented time and our thoughts and wishes are with all of our supporters, particularly those affected by Covid-19 and those older or more vulnerable members of our community.
Please continue to look out for yourselves and for each other.