Fans are set to be given the green light to attend the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
That comes after it was confirmed that the FA Cup semi final between Leicester and Southampton will be used as a test event with a 4,000 crowd made up of local residents with NHS staff, teachers and key workers given priority.
But they will have to agree to take up to THREE Covid tests before being allowed to attend the Wembley showpiece on April 18.
It is being used as a “Government test event” and if that goes smoothly then up to 8,000 will be allowed to go to Manchester City ’s showdown with Tottenham on April 25.
Brent Council have sent out guidance to residents – and the North London borough will include Spurs fans – with the conditions of them applying as they will need to take a lateral flow test, be able to provide text or email proof of an official test and also take one after the game.
Brent Council sent an email to residents inviting them to apply and said: “Brent Council will collate the relevant information required to process your register of interest and share with the Football Association.”
The experiments will also pave the way for 20,000 fans to be at Wembley for Euro fixtures this summer with England facing Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic.
UEFA have yet to give the green light for fans to travel overseas or to away games but they hope they will be able to allow travelling supporters during the Euros.
But because Scotland’s borders are open to England then fans may be able travel south to attend the game on June 18 but tickets have already been sold so there is little chance of huge numbers of Scotland supporters being able to go.