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Social distancing plan INSIDE stadiums emerges

West Ham are refusing to commit themselves at any level as Premier League chiefs explore ways of getting football back onto the national agenda.

Given current circumstances with the country in lockdown it looks impossible anyway but an idea has originated in Japan which is gaining interest in some areas.

The Hammers will make decisions as advised by Premier League chiefs at the next meeting in April when the decision will of course be dictated by Government regulations and possible new emergency laws anyway.

However the Japanese model which is emerging shows that there’s a possibility that stadiums could be cut to half  or less capacity with spectators able to observe social distancing.

Some clubs in the country are also installing screens similar to those at security gates in airports but which instead show the temperatures of fans passing through.

Any who are showing those above normal will be turned away. It’s a possible way forward in what is becoming a game of chess which until the figures flatten out in Britain looks as though we are in checkmate.

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4 comments on “Social distancing plan INSIDE stadiums emerges

  1. What about Social Distancing on the way to games, most Stadia have pinch points where fans will have to get close and if that was stopped, as it should be, then it would take an age to get fans in and out of Stadia.

    Sorry not at all viable, won’t happen.

    Just cancel the season and start anew sometime in the future, the only way to go in my humble opinion.

  2. Is this a serious comment ? Lets all travel to a game and mix together ! Words are starting to fail me. Who on earth would go anyway ?

  3. I don’t think that’s fair to supporters, how do they decide who can go to the game as each spectator must be 2 seats away from each side and 2 seats away at the rear and front of their seats. This would obviously split families up and would cause chaos.
    Stopping people from going in if they seem suspect, would mean the queue could not be Kept at social distances. I think this is just greed from the powers that be, the season should be scrapped, just like most of our lives have been for a good few months.

  4. Some people are asymptomatic. They wouldn’t be found by the temperature checks so would be free to spread the virus.

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