Fans at sporting events: Maximum of 4,000 to be allowed in England

Written By: Bernard Okumu

A crowd of 1,060 fans watched Slovakia against Ireland Euro 2020 Final Play off early this month

 

A maximum of 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week lockdown in England ends on 2 December.

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Up to 2,000 people will be allowed in tier two areas but none in tier three.

Indoor venues in tiers one and two can have a maximum of 1,000 spectators, with capacity across indoor and outdoor venues limited to 50%.

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Organised grassroots sport will be able to resume, and gyms and leisure centers can reopen across all tiers.

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Elite sport has continued behind closed doors during the national lock down, but grassroots and amateur sport has been halted since 5 November.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s new measures and Covid-19 restrictions in England on Monday via video link to the House of Commons.

The news of which areas will be in which tiers is expected to be made public on Thursday.

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “This is a big step forward for sport.

“Bringing grassroots sport back was my number one priority, so I’m pleased we are reopening sports and gyms in every tier, in recognition of the significant health benefits.

 

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