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South End Core Presents New Health Protocols for Safe Return of Spectators in Football Grounds


During a meeting with the Parliamentary Secretary for Sports, Clifton Grima, the representatives of South End Core have presented a Health Protocol aimed at allowing for a safe return of spectators to Football Grounds in the coming weeks.

The group is proposing that the Malta-Russia match which is scheduled for 24th March 2021, will be the Pilot Testing match, with a capped amount of spectators, 1,600, attending. After this match, close monitoring will be held for 14 days, for a proper evaluation to be carried out, to determine if fans would have abided by all the regulations, and to also ensure that there would be no COVID-19 cases registered as a result of the match.



Should this pilot testing match prove to be a success, South End Core is proposing that on the 9th-12th April, the return of fans to all local leagues is implemented.

As to what regards the stadium capacity, South End Core is proposing that each stadium is to be capped at a percentage of the original maximum amount which they can hold, whilst also proposing that ticket sales are done online to avoid contact as much as possible.



During matches, South End Core proposed that fans are to always remain seated, with a 2m distance kept between each spectator, whilst not allowing smoking or the consumption of alcohol in the seated area.

In their proposal, SEC also tackled enforcement, with infringement consequences also included.



Parliamentary Secretary Grima told the representatives of South End Core that he would be passing on the document to Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne for his consideration.

You can read South End Core’s full document by CLICKING HERE.