Hopes that the Emirates Stadium, Stamford Bridge and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can be at full capacity at the start of the 2021/22 Premier League season have received a massive boost, new government data has revealed.
As England continues to make progress towards ending all coronavirus restrictions on June 21, Oliver Dowden, who is Culture Secretary, revealed that only 15 cases of Covid-19 were found among the 58,000 people. who participated in a series of recent tests. events aimed at bringing people together after more than a year of separation.
The test events included the Carabao Cup Final, the FA Cup Final, both of which took place at Wembley, and the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield.
In addition to the sporting events used in the trial, the Brit Awards, an outdoor music festival and the reopening of a nightclub were also used.
Two cases were found among those who attended the outdoor festival, while nine were found among the 6,000 who attended the Liverpool nightclub for two days.
The data has given Dowden hope that the restrictions, as planned, can be lifted on June 21, in just under a month.
Dowden said: “Overall it has been a real success.” He also said he was “hopeful” that June 21 could be seen as the date of the freedom everyone needs.
Dowden also announced that the government is ordering a second round of trials involving larger crowds at key venues to help ministers better understand how events can be handled safely.
According to The standard, the next European Championship matches at Wembley could be played in front of large crowds, with the matches close to being included in the trial.
If all goes according to plan, the data shows good results and the vaccine rollout continues to fly as it does, supporters across England’s football clubs are hoping to return to see their clubs in action week after week. as we all knew before.
Dowden declined to predict when Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a final decision on whether or not the June 21 date will go ahead, but admitted that “this is what success looks like.”
However, if all goes according to plan and no further difficulties are encountered on the road, the Premier League could return to its former state by August.