Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, confirmed on Monday that the stadiums of the Premier League will reopen their doors for him may 17th 2021 after being closed since December 2020. This measure of the british government will be as long as the health situation of the coronavirus allows it and will have a limited capacity of 10,000 people maximum in the stands.
The plan to return to the stadiums is already underway in one of the best leagues in the world, the Premier League. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that fans will return in a reduced form (10,000 places) to stadiums in May, if the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic allows it. This measure goes hand in hand with a “deconfinement” plan presented by Johnson to deputies.
This plan includes the return of spectators at various sporting events, but taking into account a quarter of the capacity of the stadiums in question, never exceeding 10,000 spectators. The English media ‘The Sun’ reported that closed events could have up to half of the venue, but with a maximum of 1,000 people in the stands.
This season of the Premier League, which has him Manchester City as leader, ends May 23. This means that the measure would arrive for the final dates, or only the last day and would continue for the next. At the end of last year some games were played with up to 2,000 spectators, but the entire 2020-2021 campaign has been behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the British government, the other restrictions would be lifted from June 21. The semi-finals and the final of the European Football Championship are scheduled at Wembley Stadium between 6 and 11 July, so there could be a small audience. For its part, Wimbledon will start on June 28 and the British Open for goal on July 15. The mass vaccination campaign in the United Kingdom allowed to reduce the pressure in hospitals and generate this new project of ‘deconfinement’.