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Premier League release statement after Government confirm return of full stadiums without Covid passports next season

THE Premier League has reacted with joy at the news that full stadiums will be allowed for the new season.

And fans will NOT need to show a ‘vaccine passport’ when attending.

Football fans will be celebrating soon knowing that stadiums are back to full capacity


Football fans will be celebrating soon knowing that stadiums are back to full capacityCredit: AP

The Prime Minister officially confirmed the end of lockdown restrictions from July 19 in his press conference on Monday evening.

From later this month, capacity crowds inside stadiums will be allowed.

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A statement from the Premier League read: “Fans have been hugely missed so we welcome today’s announcement by the Government, and are looking forward to full stadiums in the 2021/22 season.

“As we move towards a Government decision on Step 4 of the roadmap and beyond, we will continue to work with football stakeholders and relevant public authorities to ensure that the return to full capacity is done in a way that keeps everyone safe.”

unlike in recent pilot events, spectators will NOT need to show evidence of a double Covid-19 vaccination – unless venues demand it or the pandemic problems significantly worsen.

Johnson said: “We will move away from legal restrictions and allow people to make their own informed decisions.

“We will remove all legal limits on those meeting indoors and outdoors.

“We will lift the limit on numbers of people attending concert, theatre and sports events.”

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England fans have been able to enjoy Wembley at half-capacity


England fans have been able to enjoy Wembley at half-capacityCredit: Getty

The British Grand Prix, on July 18, has already been confirmed as another test so will have 140,000 people at Silverstone on race day.

But other fixtures such as the Goodwood races at the end of July and England’s Test cricket series against India which starts on August 4 should see full stands.

And football clubs across the pyramid, including in the Premier League and EFL, will follow suit when the new 2021-22 season gets underway next month.

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