Fans Could Be Ordered To Not Sing, Shout Or Drink Alcohol When Stadiums Reopen
Fans could be told to not sing, shout or drink alcohol when they make their return to live Premier League football.
It was announced on Monday that up to 4000 fans will be allowed inside grounds from December 2 if the region is under Tier 1 restrictions, or 2000 if under Tier 2.
But Sportsmail report it could be a very different matchday experience thanks to a new 'Covid Code of Conduct.'
The document was sent out to clubs over the weekend and allegedly states: "This may include singing, shouting and alcohol consumption."
All supporters will be asked to sign up when they buy their ticket, while there will be sanctions discussed for those failing to comply.
Face coverings will be mandatory at all times as will a health questionnaire, and different arrival times will be scheduled in an attempt to keep up social distancing.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated: "I can confirm that the national restrictions will end on December 2 and they will not be renewed. Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume and shops, personal care and the wider leisure sector can reopen.
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"In Tiers 1 and 2, spectator sports will be free to resume inside and outside with capacity limits and social distancing.
"Later this week, we will announce which areas will fall into which tier - I hope on Thursday - based on analysis of cases in all age groups and the rate of which cases are rising or falling."
Fans have been greatly missed at #PL matches and so we welcome the Prime Minister's announcement today on the return of supporters, albeit at small numbers- Premier League (@premierleague) November 23, 2020
We look forward to working with Government on their next steps
Full statement: https://t.co/l8EKeI0Tsd pic.twitter.com/YFGoTsnMZq
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden said: "I'm delighted we are able to get the turnstiles turning sooner than expected, taking a cautious approach.
"I'm confident sports will take every step to ensure fans are safe, and fans will play their part and look out for each other until we can safely get everyone back in."
While Premier League statement followed up on the government's announcement and added: "Fans have been greatly missed and we welcome the Prime Minister's announcement regarding the return of supporters for the first time since March, albeit at small numbers.
COVID WINTER PLAN- Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) November 23, 2020
Sports fans back in stadia from 2nd Dec
:four:K or 50% of capacity in Tier 1
:two:K or 50% of capacity in Tier 2
A big step forward for fans as we work towards fuller capacities
Thanks to pilot hosts & fans for showing this can be done safely@HuddlestonNigel pic.twitter.com/YKJnc7JAx0
"Our ambition remains to work with Government to increase attendance to more substantial levels.
"Until this can be done, many fans will be unable to attend games and our clubs will continue to operate matches at a financial loss."
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