UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said supporters will be permitted to attend events in stadiums in England when the national lockdown ends on the second of December
Outdoors stadiums in tier 1 areas – deemed to be medium risk by the Government will be allowed to hold up to 4,000 socially-distanced fans or half of their maximum capacity, depending on which is fewer.
Outdoor stadiums in tier 2 areas – viewed to be high risk – can welcome up to 2,000 spectators or half of their maximum capacity.
Indoors stadiums in tiers 1 and 2 will be allowed to host up to 1,000 fans or half of their maximum capacity.
But both indoor and outdoor stadiums in tier 3 areas – seen as very high risk – will have to continue to hold events behind closed doors.
Boris Johnson warned, however, that the Government’s coronavirus tier system will be strengthened when the national lockdown ends on December 2, meaning more areas will fall into higher tiers than previously.