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The UK government has revealed plans to allow football fans back into stadiums, as the next phase of the gradual ease of the coronavirus-induced lockdown begins.
Football went on suspension since March, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Premier League worked in hand with the UK government for football to resume in June, in what was tagged Project Restart.
And now, Prime minister Boris Johnson, announced on Friday that trials would commence, to see larger gatherings in places like sports stadiums, while adding that most remaining leisure centres would be allowed to stay open until August 1.
Large gatherings in the UK have been banned since March due to the spiking cases of coronavirus, but the government now believes it’s ready to gradually allow things return to normal, with tests set to be carried out this October.
“We will pilot larger gatherings in venues such as sports stadia with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” Johnson said. “All of these measures, for August 1, should be done in a Covid-secure way.
“From October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia and allow conferences and other business events to recommence, again these changes must be done in a Covid-secure way subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”
Surely fans can’t wait to fill Stamford Bridge next season and watch amazing stars Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner who were only signed in February and June respectively.