Sports stadiums and events to operate at full capacity
Sports stadiums and events to operate at full capacity From July 19 after the government set out the next stage in the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, alongside chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, outlined the latest proposals at a press conference on Monday.
Social distancing will end while mandatory mask-wearing will also be scrapped – although guidance suggests people might choose to do so in “enclosed and crowded places”, like a sports stadium
Recent test events have trialled the use of COVID certification – where spectators must provide proof of either full vaccination, a recent negative test or existing immunity – but these so-called ‘vaccine passports’ will not now be compulsory for entry although firms and events will be able to voluntarily use the system if they see fit.
It means fans will be able to attend if required tests are met and will also be able to stand, cheer and sing without breaching any regulations.
A decision on whether or not to go ahead with all the proposals will be made on July 12 following a review of the latest available data.
The Prime Minister said: “We’ll move away from legal restrictions and allow people to make their own informed decisions about how to manage the virus.
A Premier League statement read: “Fans have been hugely missed so we welcome today’s announcement by the Government, and are looking forward to full stadiums in the 2021/22 season.
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