There is PSN Maintenance scheduled for Monday 10th March from 16:30 until 22:00 GMT
For the duration of the maintenance you will be unable to login to Account Management and the PS Store. PS Home will also be unavailable.
Online gameplay will be available to users who have recently signed into their SEN account and have their authentication details cached.
Users who do not have their details cached, will not be able to sign-in to their account or begin an online gaming session.
There may be some additional downtime after the maintenance period for testing purposes.
Any questions please ask.
If you have logged in about day before you will have your details cached.
So instead of scheduling the downtime for when players are at work/school/otherwise occupied with life, you schedule it for (what I must presume is) prime gaming time.