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Sports: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL5533, tabled on 10 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about the changes required to allow a limited number of socially distanced spectators to attend outdoor sporting events.

Answered on

19 June 2020

We are working closely with the sector to facilitate the return of spectators to elite sport, and we have noted the return of spectators in Hungarian football. A multidisciplinary working group, including a number of sports’ medical directors, has begun to consider the breadth of guidance needed in Stage 5 of the return of competitive sport. Guidance will include medical, sports, and venue expertise as well as the experience of other sectors that will reopen to audiences.

We will continue to be led by wider public health guidance, and we will reflect on all emerging best practice, both domestically and internationally, in future guidance on spectators at sports events.