Plans to allow the gradual return of the public to stadiums in England from October 1 will be suspended due to the recent increase in coronavirus casesannounced Michael Gove, English cabinet minister.
In England a series of events were held as a pilot test, with capacities limited to a thousand people, regardless of the size of the stadiums or venues and it was expected that the fields could receive more fans from the beginning of next month.
However, UK medical directors recommended on Monday that the Covid-19 alert level moves from three to four, which means that the transmission of the virus is “high or is increasing exponentially”. He Chief of Staff, Michael GoveHe told BBC Breakfast: “It happened that we were watching an organized program where more people were coming back to the courts. We weren’t going to have crowded stadiums ”.
“We are seeing how we can, for the moment, stop that program. At this time we must be cautious. A massive reopening would not be appropriate now. We must proceed with caution, “added the minister.
From the other side they did not wait and the answers came. Julian Knight, President of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee (DCMS), expressed his concern about the ad by Gove. “If we don’t find a roadmap with smart solutions to allow live and sporting events to gradually reopen, we run the risk of decimating our sporting and cultural infrastructure,” he wrote on Twitter.