Sport to lobby government for new schedule on return of fans

  • Pilot events revised in wake of recent Covid-19 spike
  • Disappointment at return to limbo after trial success

Sporting bodies are to lobby the government for a new schedule that would allow supporters back into matches, meetings and events, as the prospect of their returning at the beginning of next month looks increasingly improbable.

Fans had been expected back at sporting events in limited numbers from 1 October. Following the announcement of a series of new measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, the knock-on effects have thrown those plans up in the air.

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