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    Default Spectators will be allowed to return to sporting events in England

    A maximum of 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week lockdown in England ends on 2 December. Indoor venues in tiers one and two can have a maximum of 1,000 spectators, with capacity across indoor and outdoor venues limited to 50%.

    Football across England's top four divisions has been played behind closed doors since its return in June, following the initial lockdown.

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    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: "This is a big step forward for sport.

    "Bringing grassroots sport back was my number one priority, so I'm pleased we are reopening sports and gyms in every tier, in recognition of the significant health benefits.

    "I'm also delighted we are able to get the turnstiles turning sooner than expected, taking a cautious approach and starting with the lowest-risk areas first.

    "I'm confident that sports will take every step to ensure their fans are safe and fans will play their part and look out for each other until we can safely get everyone back in."
    Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/sport/55010011

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    If conducted in a safe and sensible fashion, this has got to be a good initial move to try to help those sports and clubs less reliant on TV revenue to survive until the summer. Frpm an industry perspective we need them to survive.

    Challenge will be how the select few spectators are chosen for each match, for instance in football most clubs from the 3rd tier upwards in England will generally have more season ticket holders than the maximum allowed at each match, so there'll have to be some kind of rotation process to give everybody a chance of attending at some point. Nevertheless, a welcome chance to see some live sport and breathe some atmosphere back into games.

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    Great move for sport.

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    This is terrific. We've waited way too long for something like this to happen. It's about time people can have more freedom to interact with one another. It's still important for them to follow health guidelines and not become complacent about it. But, I'm uncertain if things will ever be 100% again. It's really doubtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash Bonus View Post
    It's still important for them to follow health guidelines and not become complacent about it.
    Let's hope the first few sets of fans don't ruin it for everyone else though - judging by some of the 'social distancing' going on at some of the weekend's matches, there are some awfully big families/bubbles attending matches together.

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    Very great. Audiences are indispensable for athletes as well, and they can perform different abilities than non-spectators. There is no danger of COVID, but viruses existed before COVID, so the minimum defense will also protect you from those viruses. In any case, it's great to get back to life.

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    All restrictions being lifted in the UK from the 19th July so the new Premier League season should see some kind of normality.

    Good news for the industry I think as last season was very flat with no crowds - I suspect that also subdues betting activity to a certain degree if there's a general lack of interest compared to normal times.

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    Thank you massa!
    Thank you for givin mes my freedoms back!
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    In 2 months max it will be back I bet.

    I like how Slovakia with like 40 cases of covid/day just closed (non-existent) borders with other EU countries now. They put concrete blocks on streets. People living nearby/commuters who got the EU vaccine passport were just whaaat??

    This divided approach in Europe will end like it always ends in Europe.
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    Unfortunately Slovak mentality can not be explained at all. Sometimes it is surreal what they do.

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    I do not understand what you are complaining about in Slovakia. They are the top innovative nation.

    https://www.idnes.cz/zpravy/zahranic...zahranicni_kha

    Right now they came with CAR (Covid Affiliate Rewards). They pay from 30 to 90 EUR CPA to anyone who brings other person to vaccinacion (highest reward is probably for the highest age).

    Maybe revenue share would be better. Something like to pay either lump sum for each person who survives until another year.

    I was thinking to pay 10% from taxes of each person, but that would not work. 1st reason like it or not this is aimed at the large gypsy minority and they do not pay much taxes. 2nd: saved pensioners also do not pay taxes. They are in fact the costly part of public finance so people like Kotleba might actually give reward to people who can infect pensioners with covid, because that saves the money in the end...

    Speaking about this guy Kotleba: https://www.euronews.com/2020/10/12/...r-nazi-symbols <-- this is definitely worth of reading. Right wing politician was sentenced 4 years for giving to poor 1488 EUR because it is a nazi number.
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