The Premier League’s hopes of bringing fans back into stadiums in early October could be hampered after the UK government said it will review the plans and limit test events for sport.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a Downing Street news conference that pilot events for sport in September would be restricted to a maximum of 1,000 fans per event.
“We must revise plans to pilot larger audiences in venues later this month and review our intention to return audiences to stadiums from 1 October,” Johnson said.
“But that doesn’t mean we are going to scrap the programme entirely. We are just going to have to review it and abridge it,” he added.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Twitter that changes to the plans will be announced shortly, following an increased number of COVID-19 cases in the UK.