I have a suspicion that could happen. You have talk of the top leagues cancelling the remainder of the season, realistically from top down all you can do is write the season off and everyone remains in same division.
Depends on what happens in the next few weeks, i think if any club in this division is affected it could be a massive problem for us
"The NPL board has decided that all games will go ahead this weekend. Further to our communication of yesterday regarding the Coronavirus crisis, and following the Premier League and EFL deciding to pause the season until April 9th , the NPL has today been in discussion with the National, Southern and Isthmian Leagues to try and agree a common approach, but this did not prove possible.
The FA has today stated that it is each League’s decision as to what approach it wishes to take, so each league at Steps 3 & 4 will do what it believes best for its member clubs.
Accordingly, and in common with the National League, the NPL’s board has decided that all matches will go ahead this weekend, with future fixtures being reviewed on Monday 16th March.
Our primary concern, as always, is to protect the financial stability of our 62 clubs. This means playing as many games as we can, so long as clubs wish to do so. This is not contrary to the League’s and clubs’ duty of care considerations to players, officials or supporters but, in a season where clubs have been severely impacted by weather-related postponements, the NPL board believes that pausing the season right now would prove disastrous for many clubs.
The situation is changing daily, so our approach to Covid-19 must be flexible, recognising the very genuine concerns around the health of players, officials and supporters.
The NPL has consistently urged clubs to follow government advice, which is that football matches should go ahead as planned for now. Having carefully weighed up all options, and mindful that we are between a rock and a hard place on this issue, all NPL matches will therefore go ahead as planned this weekend unless a club is directly affected by players, referees or volunteers who are self-isolating or have serious concerns.
Clubs have been issued with further guidance and instruction.
The NPL acknowledges this is not a decision that will meet with universal approval. Although our current stance may have to be reviewed as events escalate, it will be business as usual for as long as possible."
Nothing has been cancelled, football has been Suspended/Postponed. Are you too illiterate to know the difference. A decision will have to be made after April 3rd and if a decision is made to curtail the season a decision will also have to be made how to decide on promotion and relegation so that clubs like Liverpool, Barrow, Reds and others who's destiny is in their own hands. Giving teams 1 point for each match they still have to play would be fair to all and promote and relegate teams that finish in those positions in their respective league's
The only fair way to resolve this is to continue the season to its conclusion when its safe to do so. If our league is suspended now there is 6 weeks left of the season. When the season can recommence it would finish 6 weeks hence. If next season could not start until say november then it could run with teams playing each other once, a bit like the winter super league season in 96 when rugby league switched from playing in winter to summer.
IMO if the shut down lasts a while then award the leagues based on Points Per game as it is, in most cases that essentially doesnt change much. We are so far through the season that cancelling it does a lot of harm to clubs who have spent a lot of resource to gain promotion/titles, the season is so mature that this would be a fair reflection of form through the season.
PPG would probably advantage teams who have games in hand, so pontefract would do better then they likely would finishing the season higher than if they played them. But that has to be better than teams like Barrow or Liverpool being robbed of titles they have waited decades for.