The FAI will discuss the return of supporters into international games following the news today that UEFA are to open stadiums on a 30% capacity basis.

The decision means fans will be be able to attend games from next week, where local laws allow.

The UEFA Super Cup pilot scheme in Budapest on 4 September has been hailed as a success, paving the way for fans to return during the upcoming international window.

The FAI says the decision could allow for "significant numbers" of supporters into grounds for games involving the various national teams at senior and underage level, as well as Dundalk's home Europa League ties.

The association has noted that Dublin's current Level 3 restrictions would mean that no supporters would be allowed to attend the Nations League clash with Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday week, but a statement said that this situation would be monitored "with Government and Health Authorities."

Interim FAI CEO Gary Owens said: "The FAI welcomes today's announcement and looks forward to welcoming Ireland fans back to UEFA fixtures in the very near future.

"This is a major step forward for football and a timely boost for the Association. We are currently working with our colleagues in the IRFU and the GAA on a joint proposal to Government to facilitate the return of fans to all our games.

"This news tonight is another step in the right direction and we will look forward to outlining it to Government and examining what it means for Irish football. 

"Any decision to allow fans back to UEFA fixtures featuring Irish international and club teams will of course be taken in conjunction with all Government agencies and with the safety of those supporters our prime concern."

NPHET today suggested that changes in Dublin look unlikely in the coming days.

Meanwhile, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: "Today's decision is a sensible first step which puts fans' health first and respects the laws in each country.

"While we all face a common enemy in Covid, different countries have different approaches and different challenges at any given moment.

"This decision allows much more local flexibility to deal with admitting fans than was previously the case, always respecting the assessment of local authorities.

"Some 27 countries on the continent already allow fans to some extent. This decision will allow for a coherent approach on a country-by-country basis and not on a competition-by-competition basis which was sometimes difficult to understand for fans.

"In these difficult times, it is important to bring more hope and passion back into the lives of football fans and we urge them to behave appropriately and respect sanitary measures in place for their own health and for the health of their fellow club or national team supporters."

UEFA stated that social distancing will be mandatory for spectators while face masks should also be worn in accordance with local regulations.