With Brentford restarting the Sky Bet Championship season against Fulham shortly, please see below some of the temporary rule changes and protocols that will be in place for the remainder of the 2019/20 season across all EFL matches. The Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs marked the return of EFL football on Thursday, before the journey in the Sky Bet Championship continues this weekend with all matches are available to view from home, either through coverage on Sky Sports or iFollow (or Club equivalent) streaming services.


One of those rule changes include the number of substitutes used during a match which will increase from three to five players.

Temporary Loan Transfers

Walkout Protocol

Matchday Behaviour

Techinical Area

Pre-match activity

The EFL and its Clubs will stand together in solidarity against racial discrimination through a powerful online video campaign to say we don’t and will not accept prejudice, not today or any day. Players from EFL clubs returning to play this week will take part in the videos that will be issued across multiple platforms, to demand more from each other; more inclusion, respect and equality and offer support to our colleagues, friends and members of the wider community who continue to be subjected to unacceptable forms of discrimination.

In addition, the EFL will also say thank you to NHS key workers at fixtures across this weekend. Players will wear shirts featuring an ‘NHS Rainbow – Thank You’ emblem and a period of applause will take place prior to all matches from 18-21 June 2020.