Scottish Women’s Football has confirmed that the SWPL 2 season will be played to a finish.
Aberdeen FC Women are sitting top of the table and with a seven-point advantage after 10 games.
The Dons have not played since a 5-0 victory against Kilmarnock on December 13 after SWPL 1 and 2 were suspended in January due to the rising numbers of coronavirus cases.
SWPL 1 was given the green light to return on April 4 and the season is on schedule to finish on June 6.
SWF had requested an earlier return to contact training of Monday April 26 for SWPL 2 sides but this request was turned down by the Scottish Government.
But SWPL 2 teams can return to contact training on Monday May 17 with a commitment to complete the season on the basis of two rounds of fixtures by Sunday July 4.
SWF chair Vivienne MacLaren said: “We’re disappointed to have not been granted an earlier return to contact training but we are pleased that there is a commitment from teams to complete the 2020/21 SWPL 2 season.
“SWPL 2 has been and remains one of the most competitive leagues in Scotland.
“With two promotion places available this season, I have no doubt we’ll continue to see fascinating results and a conclusion filled with drama.
“I’d like to thank the SWPL 2 clubs for their patience during what has been an extremely difficult time. I’m sure now there will be a 100% focus on finishing the season as strongly as possible.”
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However the Championship has been declared null and void.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle WFC were sitting second in the Championship North with two wins out of two.
MacLaren added: “We’re extremely disappointed not to have been able to get the leagues underway for the majority of clubs.
“While the Championship is in its infancy, it’s a hugely important part of our performance arm. Our focus now turns to planning for the 2021/22 season.”