A provisional restart date of the Championship season has been agreed, with the league set to resume on the weekend of June 20 

The league will only return if all safety requirements and Government guidance is met and that clubs each receive the go-ahead from local authorities.

The EFL have released a statement, which says: "After discussing various approaches, and, the importance of completing the season in a similar timeline to that of the Premier League to avoid any potential issues with promoted and relegated clubs, the Sky Bet Championship season is set to conclude with the Championship Play-Off Final on or around 30 July 2020.  

"Final details are still to be confirmed following further discussions with the league’s broadcast partner, Sky Sports.

Clubs will be allowed to use five substitutes in the remaining fixtures and can also increasing the matchday squad from 18 to 20 players. 

The fixture schedule, broadcast selections and details on iFollow and streaming services will follow in due course, according to the EFL.

EFL Chair Rick Parry said: “With Sky Bet Championship Clubs set to return to full contact training later this week and following Saturday’s Government announcement, we are edging closer towards resuming the 2019/20 EFL season. 

"We have therefore today consulted with the Board’s Championship Directors and agreed to fixtures restarting behind closed doors on 20 June.

“Whilst matches will unfortunately have to take place without supporters, we are working with our broadcast partners, EFL Championship Clubs and all relevant stakeholders to broadcast the remaining 108 games plus Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs either live on Sky Sports, iFollow or a Club’s equivalent streaming service.

“We must stress that at this stage the date is only provisional and will only be confirmed once we have met all the requirements, as the health, safety and well-being of all participants, staff and supporters remains our top priority.

“Clearly completing the season in a safe manner is going to require a significant effort by all concerned and, whilst not unprecedented, it will need Clubs to play a significant number of matches over a relatively short period of time.”