The 1/8 finals scheduled for June 29 in London will be an event involving 45,000 players. People will also be the largest audience present at a sporting event in Great Britain for over 15 months.
British Prime Minister – Boris Johnson – It was announced on Monday that the UK must delay by 4 weeks the end of all COVID-19 restrictions, which were initially expected to apply until June 21. All because of the coronary delta variable, which is responsible for the increase in the number of infections in the country.
However, the last matches of the tournament will be held with an increasing number of spectators. A similar situation occurs for Wimbledon, which will start on June 28 and run until July 11. Fans will be able to fill the stands around the stadiums at 50%. During all matches except the finals.
In each of the last matches – women’s and men’s – the stands on Center Court will be 100% full. It is part of a pilot program launched by the UK government. “This will help us see how we can safely open all major events for good,” said Olivier Douden, UK Minister for Culture, Media and Sport.
The British are looking to further tests the mobile application system related to the NHS vaccine, which means more people will be able to take part in sporting and cultural events. However, all meetings of the Euro 2020 group stage will be held with fewer stands filling – at the moment, there is a maximum of 22,500 people.
Only people who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for COVID-19 can watch the European Championship matches at Wembley.