Fans at sporting events: Maximum of 4,000 set to be allowed in England
Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:39
As reported by Laura Scott,
Up to 2,000 fans will be allowed in tier two areas but zero in tier three.
"In tiers one and two, spectator sports and business events will be free to resume inside and outside with capacity limits and social distancing," said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a statement via video link to the House of Commons on Monday.
"Later this week we will announce which areas will fall into which tier - I hope on Thursday - based on analysis of cases in all age groups, especially the over-60s.
"Also, [it will involve] looking at the rate at which cases are rising or falling, the percentage of those tested in a local population who have Covid and current and projected pressures on the NHS."
Elite sport has continued behind closed doors, but grassroots and amateur sport has been halted since 5 November.
Johnson was speaking to outline new measures as part of the government's new Covid-19 restrictions in England.
MPs will vote on the plans later in the week.