Fans could be able to return to stadiums from October, says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Pilots will take place from 1 August but any stadium reopenings would be subject to coronavirus guidelines.
Some sports, including football and cricket, have resumed behind closed doors after the Covid-19 lockdown. “We will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadiums with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” said Johnson on Friday.
“From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadiums. “Again, these changes must be done in a Covid-secure way, subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”