Covid: watch Euro 2020 final ‘at home’, Brighton advises Brighton News

FOOTBALL fans are expected to watch England in the Euro 2020 final in small groups or at home, the head of the city council has said.

As people prepare to watch the Three Lions take on Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, the Brighton and Hove City Council chief said people meeting in the same location posed a ‘massive risk’ of the spread of Covid.

It comes after the council urged young people living in Brighton and Hove to take a PCR test for coronavirus, whether or not they show symptoms, following rising infection rates.

Council President Phélim Mac Cafferty said: “With the football grand final this weekend, we know that many of you will be having drinks with friends. But with so many people gathered in one place, the risk of the virus spreading is enormous.

“Please don’t put others at risk. Visit one of the test sites when you go out. And think about safer ways to enjoy the game: keep your group small or watch the game at home. ”

A study from Imperial College London found that England’s success at Euro 2020 may be linked to an increase in Covid infections among men.

The study, which tested more than 47,000 people across England from June 24 to July 5, found that men were 30% more likely to catch the virus than women.

The news comes after England beat Denmark to advance to the European Championships final. Brighton football fans were seen kissing and celebrating the 2-1 victory.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-09 11:45:46

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