Premier League has urged the UK government for allowing fans in the stadium.
The Premier League published an open letter for the UK government to allow spectators back in the stadium.
Subsequently, the representatives of the English Football League (EFL), Football Association (FA), and Women’s FA signed the letter.
Football carried on without fans for a while now. Although, some leagues made a trial run for allowing fans to the stadium.
Thus, the football authorities in England protested that the beautiful game should be played with a limited number of fans.
Last month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that new rules regarding containment of the virus will last for six months. Moreover, the plans for returning fans to the stadium postponed to October 1.
In addition, certain European countries already have supporters in the stadium. Germany allowed a limited number of people inside the stadium. Whereas, fans are also invited to UEFA competitions and international matches during the upcoming break.
“With the EFL, Premier League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship already staging 11 successful test events recently, we have demonstrated that we can deliver matches safely,” the letter reads.
It is not yet official for the fans to stay inside the stadium for the UK. Though, the letter indicates that 11 test matches have demonstrated the possibility of attendance.
“The sooner we can return, the sooner we can reunite communities and support local jobs, livelihoods, regional businesses, and also the national economy.
“We will continue to urge the Government to allow us to return fans safely to stadiums. It is positive progress that major arts and music venues have been told they can run socially-distanced events indoors.
“And now football should be allowed to do the same – in highly regulated and stewarded outdoor environments.”
The letter also states how the clubs will control the safety of fans as well as the team members.
“Stadium environments can be modified and carefully managed,” it reads. “Measures could include screening spectators before they enter the ground, installing temperature checks, requiring masks to be worn, one-way systems, and providing a code of conduct for all those attending on a matchday.
“This will all be bolstered by deep-cleaning practices to help further reduce the risk of virus transmission.”