The return of the fans to the stadiums is getting closer and closer, at least, in England. The good news about the increasingly imminent development of a covid-19 vaccine boosted the hopes of the UK Government to go back to normality sooner than later.
The stadiums of the English Premier League may be re-opened soon than expected. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport in London has already submitted a proposal to Boris Johnson’s Government to allow access to the EPL stadiums to a certain number of supporters starting from beginning of December. The reopening should occur gradually and commencing from the areas in the country less affected by the covid-19 pandemic.
Ideally, the matchweek on the traditional Boxing Day may see all the stadium fully reopened in the United Kingdom. Unless extended, the anti-covid restrictive measures should end on the first week of December in the UK. As a result, the following week could be a perfect time to commence testing the reopening in few stadiums. However, as of today, there are no certainties and what proposed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport is a suggestion which need to evaluate and discussed by the relevant authorities.