Morecambe fans may return to matches next month - subject to tiered restrictions

Morecambe supporters could be back watching games inside grounds in December.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 4:47 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd November 2020, 4:50 pm

Spectators are set to return to sports venues as coronavirus restrictions are eased in areas with lower infection rates.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed an end to the national lockdown on December 2, spelling a return to the tiered approach with three levels in place.

It has been reported that 4,000 spectators or 50 per cent capacity limits - whichever is lowest - would be placed in tier one, dropping to 2,000 or 50 per cent for indoor venues.

Morecambe fans haven't seen a home game in person since the end of February

In tier two, it has been reported it would be 2,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors, or 50 per cent capacity.

However, those stadia at locations in tier three would be unable to admit any supporters just yet.

The tiers are due to be confirmed by the Prime Minister on Thursday.

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Culture secretary Oliver Dowden later confirmed the detail around spectators returning in a tweet, saying: “Sports fans back in stadia from 2nd Dec 4K or 50% of capacity in Tier 1, 2K or 50% of capacity in Tier 2.

“A big step forward for fans as we work towards fuller capacities.

“Thanks to pilot hosts & fans for showing this can be done safely.”

Dowden also tweeted: “Grassroots sport back on to help the nation stay fit & healthy.

“Gyms open & amateur sport back on in all areas. Kids team sport open in all areas.

“Some mitigations for high contact sports & adults sport indoors.”

In their case, Morecambe haven’t played a home match in front of fans since the end of February though some other clubs had held test events ahead of a possible return for supporters in October.

However, a spike in Covid-19 cases saw that plan put on hold before the latest four-week lockdown which began earlier this month.

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