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UEFA amends spectator limit on fixtures for all competitions

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UEFA announced the change in the regulations of the spectators allowed in the stadium during its competitive matches.

UEFA has removed its previous restrictions on the capacity of the spectators as confirmed by the European Football’s governing body on Wednesday.

As a measure to decrease the spread of Covid-19, most of the professional matches of football were played behind closed doors.

Since October 2020, UEFA allowed 30 per cent of the stadium capacity to be filled during the games of any of their competitions.

However, the rules have been changed again. The organisation released a fresh statement on Wednesday. 

“The UEFA executive committee reviewed its decision of 1 October 2020. Whereby it allowed the return of spectators to UEFA matches up to 30% cent of capacity.”

“The committee decided that in light of the fact that each of UEFA’s 55 members associations faces a different situation with regard to tackling the pandemic. Such a cap is no longer needed and that the decision on the number of permitted spectators should fall under the exclusive responsibility of the relevant competent local/national authorities.”

“Consequently, the previously UEFA-imposed spectator attendance limit of a maximum of 30% of the relevant stadium’s seating capacity is lifted. As well as the prohibition for spectators to attend futsal matches.”

“However, in view of the ongoing travel restrictions and in order to enact reasonable and responsible policies to minimize Covid-19 related risks. The executive committee decided to confirm the decision of 1 October 2020 insofar that visiting fans are not allowed to attend UEFA competition matches. This is valid until prior to the club competition finals taking place in May 2021.”

“The UEFA Minimum Health & Hygiene Requirements for the Return of Spectators have been amended to reflect this new decision, which comes into force as of tomorrow.”