Supporters will be permitted to attend events in stadiums in England when the national lockdown ends on December 2, says Boris Johnson.
The decision will provide a major boost to governing bodies, which have been forced to postpone events or hold them behind closed doors during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as individual clubs that have been trying to survive without revenue from ticket sales.
The Prime Minister says stadiums in areas that fall within Tiers 1 and 2 – deemed to be low and medium risk, respectively, by the Government – will be allowed to welcome a limited number of fans when the lockdown ends on December 2.
But grounds in Tier 3 areas – the highest risk – will have to continue to hold events behind closed doors.
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Outdoor grassroots sport will be allowed to resume in England when the national lockdown ends.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the news in a virtual statement to the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, outlining plans for a relaxation of restrictions from December 2.
Outdoor sport for all ages will be permitted, even in areas most affected by the Government’s Covid-19 tier system.
This will include golf courses, tennis courts and football clubs – and gyms will also be able to re-open.
Grassroots and amateur sport has been suspended since November 5.