10,000 fans to be allowed inside stadiums from May


UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said up to 10,000 fans will be allowed back into stadiums in step three of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Johnson outlined his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday.

The government will allow up to 10,000 fans – or one quarter capacity at stadiums that hold less than 40,000 spectators – to attend events from May 17 onwards.

The final day of the Premier League season is scheduled to take place on May 23, meaning thousands of supporters could see their team in action before the close of the current campaign.

There is a possibility that more than 10,000 fans will be allowed at bigger stadiums, with the government confirming they would run several pilot schemes to see if larger gatherings would be possible.

The government say they will use “enhanced testing approaches and other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing to evaluate the outcomes. The pilots will start in April.”

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