It is considered unsafe to allow such huge crowds to mingle in a confined space while no vaccine for COVID-19 exists, so playing sport behind closed doors is on the cards for the foreseeable future.
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According to The Sun, allowing supporters at sports events will be banned until September at the earliest, but this is likely to be extended given Chris Whitty, the government’s Chief Medical Officer, announced last month that finding a vaccine for COVID-19 within a calendar year is ‘incredibly small’.
Following Boris Johnson’s television broadcast on Sunday evening, the prime minister will unveil a 40-page document in the Commons on Monday detailing the road map to leave lockdown.
On the same day, the Premier League will hold their latest meeting to discuss ‘Project Restart‘ and the ambition is to resume football as early as next month so the 2019/20 season can be completed.
Issues have been raised apropos this proposal, however, as over the weekend a third Brighton player tested positive for coronavirus and now must self isolate for 14 days.