Coronavirus: Surrey vs Middlesex sees followers returning to sport for first time in England

Final Up to date: 26/07/20 10:32am

Spectators arrive for the friendly match between Surrey and Middlesex in the first trial of fans in stadiums in England since the coronavirus pandemic

Spectators arrive for the pleasant match between Surrey and Middlesex within the first trial of followers in stadiums in England because the coronavirus pandemic

Spectators returning to sporting occasions has taken a step ahead with 1,000 supporters attending Surrey’s pleasant towards Middlesex on Sunday.

The 2-day match on the Kia Oval is the primary time followers are capable of attend a reside sports activities occasion in England after the coronavirus pandemic compelled mass gatherings to be banned and all sport suspended in March.

Spectators are being socially distanced at the Surrey-Middlesex friendly match

Spectators are being socially distanced on the Surrey-Middlesex pleasant match

Spectators wearing face masks use hand sanitiser as they arrive for the game

Spectators carrying face masks use hand sanitiser as they arrive for the sport

The match is certainly one of numerous pilot occasions geared toward reintroducing crowds as the UK government outlined the next steps to ease lockdown restrictions last week.

The upcoming World Snooker Championship in Sheffield and the Wonderful Goodwood horse racing competition are set to be amongst different pilot occasions.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has mentioned that audiences can return to stadia from October topic to profitable pilot occasion.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has mentioned that audiences can return to stadia from October topic to profitable pilot occasion.

Ought to these achieve success, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hopeful there may very well be a wider re-opening for crowds to return from October onwards.

The federal government has mentioned “occasions have been rigorously chosen to characterize a spread of sports activities and indoor and out of doors spectator environments”.

When it was introduced cricket would host the primary pilot occasion, the England and Wales Cricket Board mentioned it could work with the federal government on the protection measures required for the general public to return safely.

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Sky Sports activities cricket commentator Ian Bishop tells Sky Sports activities Information that the return of followers is essential for all sport and particularly cricket.

Sky Sports activities cricket commentator Ian Bishop tells Sky Sports activities Information that the return of followers is essential for all sport and particularly cricket.

Attendance on the pilot occasions have been topic to numerous strict situations with tickets for Sunday’s match reserved for members of each golf equipment.

Cautious spacing of teams to keep away from breaking social distancing tips is in place all through whereas households separated by two clear seats to the left and proper of them, and solely every alternate row shall be used.

Just a few stands are set for use for the trial, with the areas nearest the pavilion reserved for each units of gamers.