crownhillpilgrim wrote:The Doctor wrote: Hospital admissions and deaths have started to show the expected rises now, following on from the rising number of cases in recent weeks. Government will have to place absolute priority on keeping schools as open as possible which will mean pubs, restaurants and other non-essential businesses having to be restricted as has just happened in Bolton. I think the question to ask as far as football is concerned is not when we might be back in grounds again but, rather, whether clubs and squads can remain free enough from the virus to avoid massive disruption to fixtures and/or temporary cessation of the season.
Test positives have increased (though you have to take into account false positives on an unreliable test) but not deaths or hospital admissions. There is no excuse not to let outdoor events take place.
The main problem from a Public Health point of view with an outdoor event is not so much the event but what people do before and afterwards and how they get to or away from the event.
Using a match at Arsenal for example, how do 60,000 travel to the ground and away from the ground maintaining social distancing. How many hours would you have to wait for the tube?