All the sports stadiums across England will return to full capacity from July 19 following the British government’s further step towards easing the COVID-19 restrictions.
The proposal, which will be voted upon on July 12, would lift all remaining restrictions in the country.
While social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing will be scrapped, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said some venues may choose to make use of NHS vaccine passport service for entry.
“From step four we will remove all legal limits on the numbers meeting indoors and outdoors,” Johnson said at a news conference. “We will allow all businesses to reopen, including nightclubs, we will lift the limit on named visitors to care homes and the numbers of people attending concerts, theatre, and sports events,” he added.
After the development, there is likely to be packed stadiums during England’s five-test cricket series against India, starting on August 4 in Nottingham.
Significantly, crowds have either been kept out entirely or allowed in restricted numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK in March last year.