West Ham United notes Premier League statement on the safe return of fans

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West Ham United notes the statement made by the Premier League following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech on Monday evening, which reads... 

Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and therefore we welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today regarding the return of supporters for the first time since March, albeit at small numbers. Our ambition remains to work with Government to increase attendance to more substantial levels.

Until this can be done, many fans will be unable to attend games and our clubs will continue to operate matches at a financial loss. 

Our priority continues to be the agreement of a roadmap, with DCMS and the Sports Technology and Innovation Group, for pilot events that can help our clubs quickly scale up to larger capacities in line with the Sports Ground Safety Authority’s COVID-secure guidelines and beyond.   

Premier League clubs have a proven track record of achieving high-biosecurity standards and we believe we can play a significant role in the Government’s rapid turnaround testing initiative. 

We look forward to working with Government on their next steps. 

West Ham United want the safe return of our supporters to London Stadium as soon as possible and the Club continues to plan and prepare in great detail, working with supporters, stadium partners and the Premier League, while following the guidance issued by the Government and the Sports Ground Safety Authority. 

The Club is awaiting further information on the post-lockdown guidelines for London and will continue to keep supporters up to date as the situation develops here at whufc.com and across the Club’s channels. Thank you for your ongoing support.


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