Football fans will be allowed to return to the stadiums in the NEXT MONTH as the government relaxes lockdown rules on the sport. However, capacity will be limited and viewers will have to sign a code of conduct that could include a ban on singing.
- Fans could return to football stadiums from next month
- Their return could coincide with the start of the new England and Wales season
- However, viewers must agree on a code of conduct to be allowed back in
- This can mean that they cannot sing or sing during a game
- That's because of the fear of spreading the coronavirus while the fans are in the stands
- The lockdown restrictions have been relaxed to allow fans to return to sporting events
Football fans will have to sign a code of conduct to prevent the spread of Covid-19 when they return to stadiums starting next month – and that could include a ban on singing.
The lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased, which could mean that spectators can get back to the stadiums in time for the new England and Wales season.
But fans have to take responsibility by agreeing on rules of conduct before they are let in.
Fans are urged not to sing or sing when they are allowed back into the stadiums next month
Fans are urged to shut up for fear of spreading the coronavirus in the stands
A young Russian Premier League fan wears a face mask to support his team
Fans are encouraged by the opportunity to be admitted in time for the start of the new season on September 12th – in limited numbers to maintain social distance.
But things will be very different than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic began, as fans have to follow different rules before they can get a ticket.
According to The Sun, chanting or singing is likely not allowed during the games for fear of spreading the virus to other fans.
TV networks added an artificial atmosphere to the Premier League games after the season resumed, with the games played behind closed doors.
In the American Major League Soccer, fans had to sign a waiver stating that they would not take any legal action against clubs or the league if they contracted coronavirus during a game.
On Wednesday evening, 3,000 viewers were allowed to the MLS game between FC Dallas and Nashville, but only after the form was signed.
The 3,000 spectators at Wednesday's MLS game between Dallas and Nashville had to sign a waiver saying they would not sue the clubs or league if they contracted coronavirus
The Premier League season came to a close behind closed doors after the restart in June
Spectators can take part in the final of the Snooker World Championships this weekend
Once fans are back in the UK, a number of changes are expected to make stadiums safer for Covid.
One-way entry and exit and staggered arrival times are also likely to become the norm for fans lucky enough to get a ticket.
Fans will be distributed to adhere to social distancing guidelines and hand sanitizing stations will be set up.
Fans are expected to take full responsibility for themselves by not participating in games when showing symptoms of Covid-19 or when they have been around someone who has them.
It takes place amid a relaxation of the sport's lockdown rules that snooker fans will see again at the Crucible for this weekend's World Cup final.
Other "pilot" events in the coming weeks include rugby matches and horse racing in Goodwood.
And if these are successful, we may see the fans back at the football stadiums in time for the start of the English season on September 12 or shortly after.