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Allow the return of spectators to Elite Stadiums in a socially distanced manner

Submitted on Monday 28th September 2020

Rejected on Friday 16th October 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Allow the return of spectators to Elite Stadiums in a socially distanced manner

Petition Details

Allow supporters to return to elite stadiums in a socially distanced manner which has been proved it can be done throughout stadiums in Europe

Additional Information

Sports fans haven't been in Elite stadiums since March, the proposed return of fans on October 1st has been 'paused' meaning the playing of Elite Sport behind closed doors will cause hundred of clubs across the country financial hardship. Every time pilot events get organised they get pushed back or crowd limits lowered. British sports fans haven't been given a chance to prove they can social distance within Stadiums.This has been proved in the rest of Europe it can be done

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign this petition which calls for the same action: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/552036.

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