Fans will be allowed to attend Watford Women’s matches for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown.

The FA has confirmed that it will allow a phased return of spectators for clubs in both tier 3 and 4 of the Women’s National League after the government updated its guidelines.

Supporters will be allowed back in a staggered capacity. From August 22 grounds will be open at 15 per cent capacity, rising to 30 per cent from August 31.

Watford Women, who play at Kings Langley FC’s ground, said in a tweet that it is working with the club to “ensure a safe return for our fans”.

Clubs in the leagues below National League North and South will also be able to open to spectators again.

All clubs that are allowing fans back in are required to have a designated Covid-19 officer; complete and publish bespoke risk assessments and action plans.

Arrangements must also be made for Track and Trace.

The Women's National League is set to kick off on September 20.