Date: 17th July 2020 at 1:25pm
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Rotherham United fans could be returning to the New York Stadium in October.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has indicated that fans could be allowed back to stadium, if all goes to plan, in October which will be six months after the last time football was played in front of a live audience due to the coronavirus.

There are going to be some trials beforehand to see how or if it will work with hope that testing in the Premier League could start for this in the next few weeks.

Of course, I think we all realise that things won’t suddenly return to normal in October and it is expected that the most people in any stadium will be around thirty per cent of the capacity. How that is going to work that still has to be sorted out.

One of the things that could happen is season ticket holders will get first dabs on seats and it could be that fans won’t be able to attend every game so going to games can be ‘shared out’ fairly. And I very much doubt if there will be any travelling to away games for many months yet.

But, it’s a start and surely a good thing for the players to have fans to cheer them on.

The Government have outlined a few operating guidelines which include fans agreeing to a new code of behaviour including not attending if they have any Covid-19 symptoms, social distancing must be strictly observed and there must be a one way system around stadiums.

To be honest I’m surprised (nicely) that this is happening so quickly.

Stay Safe Everyone.

Up The Millers.

 
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