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UK prime minister, Boris Johnson announces football fans should be allowed back to stadiums by October in huge boost for next season


Boris Johnson has announced football fans should be allowed back to sports stadiums within the uk from October in an exceedingly huge boost for subsequent Premier League season.


The Prime Minister made the announcement on Friday July 17, within the latest lifting of the UK's lockdown.

Supporters are banned from entering stadiums since football returned so as to halt the spread of Coronavirus. But in his announcement, Boris revealed fans could also be allowed back early within the 2020-21 season, while pilot tests will begin in August with a view to having fans in stadiums as soon as possible.

Johnson said: 'From Lammas , we'll restart indoor performance to a live audience, subject to the success of pilots, and that we also will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadia, with a view to a wider reopening within the autumn.

'From October, we shall bring back audiences in stadia. Again, these changes must be wiped out a Covid-secure way, subject to the successful outcome of pilots.'

It has been confirmed that the pilot events will include the County Championship warm-up match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval on July 26, the fantastic Goodwood race meet between July 28 and August 1, and therefore the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible from July 31.

The experience of attending a sporting event goes change as capacities will likely be restricted in order that fans can maintain social distancing of a minimum of one metre.

Guidelines also suggest that fans may need to adhere to new rules like completing health questionnaires beforehand and submitting to temperature checks upon arrival also as avoiding crowded queues while entering the stadiums.

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