Britain to trial return of fans to sports events

Snooker, horse racing and cricket will be used as part of a pilot scheme for a the limited return of spectators to sports events in Britain, the government announced on Friday.

FILE PHOTO – Cricket – Second Test – England v West Indies – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – July 16, 2020 General view during the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

LONDON: Snooker, horse racing and cricket will be used as part of a pilot scheme for a the limited return of spectators to sports events in Britain, the government announced on Friday.

The pilot, designed to ‘stress-test’ new government guidelines will take place from late July to early August.

Sports events will then allow fans to return from Oct. 1 with social distancing restrictions in place, if it is deemed safe, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said in a statement.

Z24 News

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