Boris Johnson to announce return of fans to live sports events from next week
Author: Daniel Feliciano | Monday 23rd November 2020
Boris Johnson is set to announce that fans will be permitted to return to sports stadiums from next week in certain areas as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.
The UK is currently in a national lockdown until December 2nd, when a new tier system will be introduced depending on the severity of virus cases in certain areas.
It's now expected that on top of the current curfew being moved from 10pm to 11pm, a small amount of fans will be allowed to return to live events once restrictions are changed from next Wednesday.
It's been revealed that sports fans will be allowed to return to outdoor events in their thousands with up to 4000 allowed in any tier 1 areas, up to 2000 people allowed in any tier 2 areas but no fans allowed in any areas still in tier 3.
Sports events across the UK have been held behind closed doors since they closed down in March.
Boris Johnson expected to outline return of fans to sports events today. Plan being worked on is for 4,000 in tier one, 2,000 in tier two, zero in tier three— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) November 23, 2020