Sydney FC will decide next week if they can still continue to pay personnel in full or potentially join other A-League clubs in standing employees down.
A-League leaders Sydney FC must decide within the next week if they can continue to keep paying their staff through May, as they contend with a revenue squeeze.
The Sky Blues are one of just a handful of clubs who haven't stood a lot of people down, placing non-essential personnel on paid leave until the end of this month as they negotiate the coronavirus pandemic.
The FFA on Thursday reconfirmed its intention to resume the A-League 2019/20 season as soon as possible, but said a number of criteria needed to be satisfied before a firm date for the resumption could be set.
"We need to be clear on what we're doing for at least May by the end of next week," Sydney FC CEO Danny Townsend told AAP.
"The hard part for us is how long certain scenarios are going to be playing out.
"Is it just an issue for May? Is it going to be an issue for May, June, July - August? How long does this continue to go on for?
"Because when you have no revenue your ability to sustain payments to stakeholders, whether it be players, staff or suppliers becomes a solvency issue for everyone."
Townsend said the club wasn't able to generate any day-to-day revenue at the moment, though some income was still filtering through.
"We have our monthly membership payments that are a minor part of things given the majority of members have paid up," he said.
"We've still got sponsorship dollars that have been paid to us by our loyal corporate partners who are supportive of us.
"But the main driver of revenue is the matches, and if you're not playing matches then you can probably guess what's happening to the revenue side of things."
"Match attendance and memberships become difficult revenue lines when you don't have open stadiums, and we don't know how long that is going to be the case."