What the new Covid-19 tier system means for your club

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The government has announced a new regional tier system catered to lifting Covid-19 restrictions. This is set to take place on December 2.

Football clubs will now be able to welcome fans back into their stadiums after months of playing behind closed doors. There will be a limit on capacity in order to adhere to their respective tier restrictions.

Venues in Tier 1 areas can permit match day access for up to 4,000 supporters.

Up to 2,000 people are allowed into Tier 2 grounds, however, Tier 3 areas are under the strictest Covid-19 regulations. In short, no fans will be able to attend live fixtures.

Which tier is your club in?

Arsenal – Tier 2 with a maximum of 2,000 fans allowed back into the ground.

Aston Villa – Tier 3, fans are not currently able to return to live matches.

Birmingham City – Tier 3, fans are not currently able to return to live matches.

Brighton & Hove Albion – Tier 2 with a maximum of 2,000 fans allowed back into the ground.

Bristol City – Tier 2 with approx. 1,700 fans allowed back into the ground. This is due to Twerton Park’s maximum capacity being less than 4,000.

Chelsea – Tier 2 with a maximum of 2,000 fans allowed back into the ground.

Everton – Tier 2 with approx. 1,100 fans allowed back into the ground. This is due to Walton Hall Park’s maximum capacity being less than 4,000.

Manchester City – Tier 3, fans are not currently able to return to live matches.

Manchester United – Tier 3, fans are not currently able to return to live matches.

Reading – Tier 2 with a maximum of 2,000 fans allowed back into the ground.

Tottenham Hotspur – Tier 2 with a maximum of 2,000 fans allowed back into the ground.

West Ham – Tier 2 with a maximum of 2,000 fans allowed back into the ground.

For more general information on coronavirus or updates on your area, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.