Existing Step 7 leagues will have received and doubtless advised their member clubs of the criteria and steps to be followed by clubs at Step 7 wishing to apply for promotion to Step 6.
The signs are that this would be a good time for such applications with the four top clubs in CCL Division One likely to be promoted at the end of the season.
The FA intend to manage the whole process and the criteria can be downloaded from this site (click on INFORMATION, top right). The deadline for applications is 31 December 2019.
It applies only to clubs currently at Step 7 and not to any clubs wishing to enter the Non-League system at a level higher than Step 7, for whom there is a separate process. Any such club would have to provide reasons to the FA as to why they should be regarded as an exceptional case. The forms for this purpose will be available shortly