After the end of the British lockdown, a limited audience will again be welcome at games in the Premier League next week. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this on Monday.
England is divided into three different risk areas. Stadiums located in the lowest risk area allow up to 4,000 people, 2,000 fans are allowed in areas of the second level and stadiums in areas with the highest risk remain empty.
The initial plan was to allow spectators to return to the top-level games on October 1, but the British government banned this at the end of September due to the increasing number of corona infections.
In September it was decided to postpone the return of spectators to the stands. The British government considered it too great a risk at the time due to the increasing number of infections.
The fact that (partly) fans are still welcome is good news for the Premier League clubs, which have been missing a lot of income for months. The stands have been empty since the competition resumed in June.
The first Premier League round with supporters in the stadium is on Saturday, December 5.
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