The English Football League will continue to stage pilots with up to 1,000 fans at matches this weekend, following approval from the government.
EFL clubs were asked to put in requests by Tuesday in order for their plans to be signed off in time.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden will meet with sports bodies later this week to discuss the planned return of spectators to sport from 1 October.
The EFL said the pilots are an “important step” for fans’ safe return.
Those in local lockdown areas were told they would not receive permission to take part in the test events.