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Allow sports clubs to reopen with reduced capacities

Submitted by Ben Deeley on Saturday 20th June 2020

Published on Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Current Signatures: 2,276
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Access ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Cricket ~ Economy ~ Events ~ Football ~ Government ~ Sport ~ Sports ~ The Government

Petition Action

Allow sports clubs to reopen with reduced capacities

Petition Details

Football, rugby, cricket and other sports clubs should be allowed to reopen to spectators, with reduced capacities, if they are able to prove they can comply with social distancing requirements. If other businesses are allowed to reopen, sports should not be discriminated against.

Additional Information

The Government has allowed leisure businesses to reopen from 4th July with social distancing requirements in place. Providing sports clubs can comply with the same requirements they should be allowed to reopen with limited capacities to allow them access to sources of income. Large scale protests have recently been held without emergency services being overwhelmed indicating the country is ready to start reopening the economy. Sports events should not be treated any differently.


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