A rise in Coronavirus cases in the UK has put a dent on the British government’s plan to allow fans return back to Stadiums for the new season.
There are now serious concerns for the future of a host of sporting clubs and organisations not just in the UK, but across the world.
Initially there were plans for as many as 1,000 to return to stadiums but with the Covid-19 alert in the UK raising to 4, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Cabinet office minister Michael Gove have said those plans are put on hold.
Pm Johnson of the British government on Tuesday said: “We have to acknowledge the spread of the virus is now affecting our ability to reopen large sporting events.”
Cabinet office minister Michael Gove on BBC Breakfast said: “We were looking at a staged programme of more people returning – it wasn’t going to be the case that we were going to have stadiums thronged with fans.
“We’re looking at how we can, for the moment, pause that programme, but what we do want to do is to make sure that, as and when circumstances allow, get more people back.
“The virus is less likely to spread outdoors than indoors but again it’s in the nature of major sporting events that there’s a lot of mingling.
“We do want to, in due course, allow people to return to watch football and other sporting events but it is the case that we just need to be cautious at the moment and I think a mass reopening at this stage wouldn’t be appropriate. “
It is expected that the government will ask clubs and organizations how they will be able to deal with playing without fans until next year.