Mutants of the virus, formerly in Tier 2, have brought many areas that were allowed to host up to 2,000 sports facilities and are now rebounding to stricter levels of blockade.
Southampton Brighton will move to Tier 4 from midnight Saturday. This means that fans will not be able to watch the match at St. Mary’s or Amex, but the Liverpool City Region will remain at Tier 2.
The new rules, announced by Health Minister Matt Hancock on Wednesday, have also affected the lower leagues, and Bristol City will no longer be able to welcome fans to Ashton Gate from Saturday.
In the football league, Plymouth, Excelter, Bournemouth Tranmere is one of the few clubs that can accept supporters, although with less restrictions.
Covid-19 continued to cause havoc with sports equipment in Rotherham’s Skybet Championship match Middlesbrough Boxing Day has been postponed due to more confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Millers had already seen a home fixture against his demoted rival Derby on Saturday after one player tested positive for the coronavirus and other team members showed symptoms.
Rotherham has identified “more positive cases of Covid-19” within the first team. This means that the club is no longer able to play Boxing Day matches at Riverside Stadium.
Elsewhere, Portsmouth’s next two Skybet League One matches have been postponed by the EFL following five confirmed cases of Covid-19.
League leader Pompeii was scheduled to host Swindon on Boxing Day prior to his trip to Bristol Rovers on December 29th.
– Soccer Sports
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