The Government have been told that social distancing for large events can be dropped from June 21 after initial results from a pilot scheme revealed no spike in infections.
Scientists advising the government have been observing the impact of allowing fan back into venues for sporting events including the FA Cup semi-final and World Snooker Championship.
Early data suggests ‘there are some effective ways to manage risk that could remove the need to have social distancing at events’, a source told the Telegraph.
Some of the measures are said to include staggering entry times to avoid overcrowding in enclosed spaces such as aisles and doorways and better ventilation at indoor venues.
Prof Tim Spector OBE, who leads the ZOE COVID Symptom Study, told the Mirror: ‘Rates are low, we’re not out of it yet but we can be optimistic. ‘We shouldn’t be too worried about meeting people outside. I think we can start to increasingly enjoy life as long as we’re sensible.’
Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, said: “If two people who both had two doses of vaccine and have both served at least 14 days after their second dose, then I would be highly confident scientifically that if they were reputable vaccines then indeed it would be incredibly safe for those two people to meet.”
He added: “I know this feels tantalisingly, extremely close, and it is going to be frustrating at times for people, particularly those who’ve had their two doses.
“But we just need to make sure we don’t have to go backwards again on any of this and just hold the line a teeny bit longer.”
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