Fans can be able to be in the stadium during cubs games in England from October, English prime minister, Boris Johnson said. Football around the world has been played in the absence of fans since different leagues restarted in June, which was administered due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Boris Johnson said We will welcome larger congregations in venues such as stadia and other sports venues as we look up to reopen in the Autumn. Starting from October, we intend to bring the audience back into stadiums.
These changes will be made possible through COVID-secured terms, in a subject to a successful outcome of pilots. The forthcoming World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival. And two men’s county cricket friendly matches are among the pilot events. They said these events have been chosen carefully to represent various sports and indoor and outdoor spectator environment.
Arteta supports Boris Johnson decision
Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta also agreed to the decision of reopening stadia next three months. But he also has urged all to take precaution in doing so.
The world’s Snooker championship will start on July 31 at the crucible theatre in Sheffield. While surrey’s friendly and Middlesex will start on July 26 and 27 and has been earmarked just as Goodwood which will start in August.
The government has outlined some rules that will guard people prone to the reopening of stadia. Fans must abide by the new rule that includes
- Not coming to the stadium with a symptom of the coronavirus. Or have been in contact with someone who has been tested positive for the virus.
- Every fan must observe social distancing in their seating arrangements.
- Crowd maintenance will be observed including the controlled movements of fans going out and coming in.
- Screening modules will be carried out at the entrances of stadia.
Some sports restarted on 1 June in England since they were all suspended in March. After the premier league and English football leagues resumed on 17 and 20 of June.
International cricket and horse racing are part of the sports that have resumed. There has been no date for fans to be available in stadiums in Scotland. The Scottish government has discussed with the Scottish Rugby about using Murrayfield as a test venue where fans might return but should be physically separated.