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Capacity Crowds ‘to return to stadiums from Freedom Day’ on July 19 WITHOUT Covid passports

Capacity Crowds ‘to return to stadiums from Freedom Day’ on July 19 WITHOUT Covid certification, which will allow full houses at cricket, Rugby League, and Glorious Goodwood this summer – as well as the Premier League and EFL in August

Capacity crowds will return to major sporting events and stadiums this summer, with the Government set to confirm that rules around social distancing will be lifted on July 19.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say later today that spectators will not require Covid passports when turnstiles are fully reopened in two weeks, according to The Times.

Beneficiaries of a relaxation of Covid restrictions will include cricket, Rugby League, horse racing, but also football, with the EFL season due to start on August 6 and the Premier League one week later.

One of the first events that could benefit from increased capacity is England’s T20 international against Pakistan at the Emirates Old Trafford on July 20, the day after Freedom Day.

“Given the relaxations due to be announced and the numbers at Wimbledon and the Euros it is hard to imagine that there will be any restrictions of numbers attending matches and sports events,” said one sports leader told The Times.

Freedom Day promises to return capacity crowds to sport this summer from July 19