The British government is studying the possibility of testing the return of fans on the occasion of one of the FA Cup semi-final matches and during the World Cup “Snooker”, the Minister of State for Digital Affairs, Culture, Media and Sports, Oliver Dowden.
“We want the public to return with the utmost security guarantees possible,” Dowden told the BBC.
“We also want it to be simpler and more practical for viewers. That is why we will implement experimental measures,” he said.
“The plan consists of examining factors such as one-way systems, ventilation in the stadium, and the manner of behavior at the entrance and exit to the stadium,” the official said.
The crowd’s comeback can be tested in one of the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium: Chelsea against Manchester City on April 17th or Leicester against Southampton on the 18th.
The “Cup” final and Snooker World Cup in Sheffield are also on the list of events likely to host the public, although the full list has not yet been officially published.
The United Kingdom entered the second phase of its phase-out plan on Monday, thanks to progress made on vaccination against the Coronavirus.
Groups of six or members of two different family nuclei can now meet, but only outside, which includes private gardens.
Tennis, golf, basketball, swimming or other outdoor sports are also permitted.
The next stage in this process will be the anticipated reopening of terraces of bars, restaurants and pubs, as well as non-essential stores such as hairdressers, scheduled for April 12th.
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