LIKE many other non-league clubs in the district, Thackley are back in training.

The Dennyboys have made their return this week, and confirmed that their updated risk assessment has been made available on their website as required.

They said that training will start in line with social distancing requirements, non-contact, with changing rooms closed and hand sanitiser available.

They have also clarified that all coaches and players are aware of the steps put in place.

Liversedge have also updated fans on their progress. They reopened their doors on July 4. Social distancing is in place there too, to follow the FA's strict guidelines and to allow safe training to take place at Clayborn.

Sedge also confirmed that an attendance list will be collated at every training session by a member of the committee to assist with test and trace should a suspected case of Covid-19 occur.

Thackley and Sedge both play in the Northern Counties East League.

While there is no indication of that league's thoughts on a return to action for their clubs, fellow Step Five and Six league, the North West Counties Football League, which contains Steeton, have reportedly told clubs it is "most unlikely" that they will resume by the start of September.

This is allegedly because some clubs have concerns about implementing new guidelines, while they also reportedly believe it is unlikely that all steps will start together as “Steps 1-4 have far more resources than those in our league”.

In the FA's guidance, issued last month, they stated that Steps One to Seven of the National League System would have to restart at the same time, and not behind closed doors.