Crowds to return to stadiums: not before the beginning of February, Castex says

Published by Cécile D., Alexandre G. · Photos by Alexandre G. · Published on 7 January 2021 at 19h13 · Updated on 7 January 2021 at 22h29
This Thursday January 7, Prime Minister confirmed during a press brief the restrictions implemented in arenas. Like any other public facilities, the issue of crowds returning to stadiums will be "reassessed on January 20, 2021" given the evolution of the health situation allows it.

Even though limited, are crowds about to get back to stadiums in early 2021? According to Prime Minister Jean Castex, it is not the time for reopening. "All activities, facilities and premises closed will remain so until the end of the month. Museums, movie theaters, show venues, gyms and leisure centers are not to see measures eased off in the coming weeks" the Prime Minister said.

We still hope people will be able to return to stadiums in early February. The PM is to assess the situation again on January 20: if the situation has improved, cultural places and stadiums will be allowed to reopen.

Strict health measures might be implemented as well. Since the health crisis broke out, stadiums have been limited to restrictions: the public capacity is limited to 5,000 people or 1,000 people. But games are also played behind closed doors and without crowds.

These statements delivered by both ministers show the willingness to adapt the crowd reception system to the stadiums’ capacities

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