Plans to permit followers again into sports activities stadiums from subsequent month have been postponed.
Cupboard Workplace Minister Michael Gove confirmed the partial return of spectators earmarked for October 1 had been placed on maintain as England faces new restrictions as a result of Covid-19 spike.
Boris Johnson is predicted to announce the measures at 12.30pm within the Home of Commons and at 8pm in a TV deal with.
Mr Gove BBC Breakfast: “It’s the case that we’ve been piloting some open air venues, and we do need to find a way sooner or later to permit folks to return to look at soccer and different sporting occasions.
“However it’s the case that we simply have to be cautious in the mean time and I feel a mass reopening at this stage wouldn’t be applicable.”
He added: “It was the case that we had been a staged programme of extra folks returning – it wasn’t going to be the case that we had been going to have stadiums thronged with followers.
“We’re how we will, for the second, pause that programme.
“However what we do need to do is to be sure that as and when circumstances enable, (we) get extra folks again.”
Final weekend a pilot scheme noticed followers allowed again at a number of Soccer League matches.
Capacities had been capped at 1,000, and discussions had been set to take to put with the federal government about return for supporters’ in higher numbers in October onwards.
As we speak’s restrictions may also embrace telling all English hospitality venues to shut at 10pm beginning on Thursday, and making them desk service solely.
And folks at the moment are being informed to work at home once more the place doable, in a U-turn after seven weeks of the Authorities making an attempt to get folks again to places of work.