Football clubs may have packed pitches from next month as all social restrictions on venues in England are due to be lifted on July 19 – known as ‘Freedom Day’.
Up to 10,000 supporters have been allowed to attend outdoor sporting events from 17 May, including the last two rounds of matches of the previous Premier League campaign.
But from August, spectator numbers could return to pre-pandemic levels for the new season.
A final decision on the current restrictions will be made by the government on July 12, after a review of the latest data.
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The early end of the remaining COVID-19 rules in places like stadiums and festivals falls under the fourth step of the government’s roadmap to get out of lockdown.
This includes the limits that were previously placed on the number of people who can attend an event, as well as the rule of the meter plus.
In addition to lifting capacity caps, all remaining businesses will be able to reopen, including nightclubs.
Also the legal obligation to wear face coverings will be abolished, although the advice suggests that people might choose to do so in “confined and crowded spaces”.
And there will be no mandatory use of COVID status certification – so-called national vaccine passports.
Under the third stage of the roadmap, at indoor events, up to 1,000 people or 50% of a site’s capacity, whichever is less, had been authorized.
And at outdoor events, up to 4,000 people had been allowed or 50% of the capacity of a site or location, whichever was less.
But the government also made a special provision for large open-air seated halls where crowds could be safely distributed around the hall, allowing up to 10,000 people or 25% of the total seating capacity, depending on the. ..
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This notice was published: 2021-07-05 16:43:00