As previously stated the League is following the advice received from the Football Association in respect of the current health crisis.
For the time being matches will continue to take place as normal as the guidance from the relevant Authorities remains that there is no medical rationale to cancel sporting events at this time.
The League instruction remains that the shaking of hands will not take place as instructed last week. I have been informed that at the end of one game last week both competing teams defied the instruction with both teams saying that they were “not being told not to shake hands”. Let me make this crystal clear from the League perspective.
The current health crisis is extremely serious and poses a risk of death ultimately if caught by vulnerable people. Local League footballers are not exempt from catching and inadvertently spreading this virus, hence the need to respect the instruction from the League.
If the instruction is not adhered to, regardless of what we see at professional matches and on live tv football, the League will consider withdrawing the remaining matches of those that ignore the instruction. Should this happen then the points would be awarded to their opponents something that we dont want to have to do but we do expect our participants to act responsibly. Hopefully that should be enough said.
Obviously this situation is changing daily and may be revised at any time should alternative advice be received from the relevant Authorities.