You don’t sing anymore! Fans can finally return to stadiums next month after new measures are announced … but will be urged not to sing for fear of spreading the coronavirus
- Fans can enter the football stadiums again from next month
- Their return could coincide with the start of the new season in England and Wales
- But reports suggest they may not be able to sing or chant during matches
- This is due to the fear of spreading coronavirus while fans are in the stands
- Lockout restrictions have been relaxed to allow fans to return to sporting events
- More ‘pilot’ events in rugby and racing are planned for the coming weeks
Football fans “may not be allowed to sing or sing” when they return to the stadiums next month.
Lock-out restrictions are gradually being relaxed and that could mean that spectators are allowed back into stadiums in time for the new season in England and Wales.
But there may be a lack of atmosphere with fans likely urged to shut up and not sing for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
Fans “may not be able to sing or sing” when they are allowed back into the stadiums next month
Fans are told to shut up for fear of the corona virus spreading in the stands
A young fan of a Russian Premier League wears a face mask while supporting his team
Report The Sun that spectators must sign a code of conduct before they can re-enter the stadiums.
And that probably rules out getting behind your team by singing or chanting.
Television broadcasters added an artificial atmosphere to the Premier League games after the resumption of the season with games played behind closed doors.
And there may not be much additional noise once fans are allowed back in – initially in limited, socially distributed numbers.
One-way entry and exit plus staggered arrival times are also likely to become the norm for those fans lucky enough to get a ticket.
The Premier League season ended behind closed doors after the restart in June
Spectators are allowed to attend the finals of the World Snooker Championships this weekend
Fans will be distributed to comply with social distances guidelines and hand disinfection stations will be set up.
And fans are expected to take full responsibility for themselves by not going to games if they show Covid-19 symptoms or if they are around someone who has them.
It comes amid a relaxation of lockdown rules related to sports, which will see snooker fans returning to the Crucible for this weekend’s World Cup final.
Other ‘pilot’ events in the coming weeks will include rugby matches and horse races in Goodwood.
And if we do, we might see fans back in football stadiums in time for the start of the English season on September 12th or shortly after.