Solely half of the Premier League stadiums — primarily in London — might be allowed the return of some followers when coronavirus restrictions are relaxed subsequent week, based on new authorities measures introduced Thursday.
One other 10 prime division golf equipment are in areas labeled as the very best danger for COVID-19 infections so will stay closed to spectators, together with Manchester sides United and Metropolis.
Even stadiums that may partially reopen will solely have house followers, who might be requested to maintain to social distancing and keep away from shut contact like hugging.
As much as 2,000 followers might be allowed into video games at Liverpool and Everton from Wednesday as a result of the area has been positioned into tier 2.
That’s the identical classification for London, offering entry for as much as 2,000 followers at Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Tottenham and West Ham, and on the south-coast for Brighton and Southampton.
Which means Arsenal might be allowed to reopen the Emirates Stadium for the Europa League house match towards Fast Vienna subsequent Thursday.
However Manchester United’s house recreation the earlier evening within the Champions League towards Paris Saint-Germain — the day the nationwide lockdown ends — will nonetheless be shut for spectators.
The opposite golf equipment in tier 3 areas and closed to spectators are: Aston Villa, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Leeds, Leicester and Burnley.
Followers have been largely shut out of sports activities occasions in England since March when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Greater than 56,000 individuals have died from the coronavirus in Britain.