Sport-Stadiums in England set to return to full capacity from July 19 – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has laid out the UK Government’s latest Proposals on easing coronavirus restrictions in the country. Part of it revealed that there will be no cap on capacity at sports stadiums and events across England from July 19.
Football enthusiasts in England can rejoice. The UK government has released the most recent suggestions for the country’s coronavirus limitations, which include allowing stadiums to reopen to full capacity beginning July 19. To put it another way, before the start of the 2021/22 Season.
London’s Wembley Stadium has hosted all but one of England’s matches so far at this summer’s Euro 2020. It will go on to host the semi-finals and final amid some controversy due to quaranting measures for foreign fans as well as the Rising number of Covid cases in the country.
However, attendances at Wembley have so far been capped. Around 20,000 spectators were permitted for the group stages, which was upped to 40,000 for England’s last 16 tie against Germany. This will then be increased further to around 60,000 for both semi-finals and the eventual final, however the step has been made to scrap capacity limits altogether after the tournament has reached its conclusion.
“We’ll move away from legal restrictions and allow people to make their own informed decisions about how to manage the virus,” Primer Minister Boris Johnson said. “From step four we will remove all legal limits on the numbers meeting indoors and outdoors. We will allow all businesses to reopen, including nightclubs, we will lift the limit on named visitors to care homes and the numbers of people attending concerts, theatre, and sports events.”
This news comes following the announcement that Wimbledon will host a full crowd for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals this week, as football too looks to welcome the return of fans across the country.