Covid spike leads government to pause return of fans to sports stadiums

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  • Supporters very unlikely to be allowed on 1 October as planned
  • Prime minister pressured to create ‘support package’ for sport

The government is set to pause its plans for the partial return of fans to all sports stadiums on 1 October because of the rapid spike in Covid-19 cases, the Guardian understands. While a decision is yet to be confirmed, sources say that the “mood music” now makes it very unlikely that supporters will be allowed back at a time when greater curbs are being introduced across Great Britain.

The prime minister is also facing growing pressure to avert the looming crisis in professional and grassroots sport, with a letter signed by the leaders of more than 100 sports organisations – including the Premier League, Football Association, Rugby Football Union and UK Athletics – warning of the risk of a “lost generation” of sport and activity if he fails to act.

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Written by Sean Ingle and Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/21/covid-spike-leads-government-to-pause-return-of-fans-to-sports-stadiums under the title “Covid spike leads government to pause return of fans to sports stadiums”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.