Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has announced football fans should be allowed back to sports stadiums in England from October ahead of next Premier League season.
The Prime Minister made the announcement on Friday July 17, in the latest lifting of the UK’s lockdown.
Since football started again, supporters have been banned from entering stadiums in order to avoid spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
In his announcement, Boris revealed fans may be allowed back early on in the 2020/2021 season, while pilot tests will begin in August with a view to having fans in stadiums as soon as possible.
‘From August 1, we will restart indoor performance to a live audience, subject to the success of pilots, and we will also pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadia, with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn.
‘From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadia. Again, these changes must be done in a Covid-secure way, subject to the successful outcome of pilots.’
The experience of fans at a sporting event is however going change as capacities will likely be restricted so that fans can maintain social distancing of at least one metre.
Furthermore, fans may have to follow new rules like completing health questionnaires in advance and submitting to temperature checks upon arrival as well as avoiding crowded queues while entering the stadiums.Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia