England’s second assignment in their home summer season is against Pakistan, where they need to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, starting from 8th July. The second ODI will be played at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ The Lords in London on Saturday, 10th July. So, for this encounter, the stadium is allowed to have crowds at 100% after the venue was included in the UK government’s Event Research Programme (ERP).
The Stadium management will take care of all the safety guidelines, regulations, and protocols of the COVID-19 while conducting the match at the venue. The people who are aged 11 and above, need to show their current COVID-19 status. Although there are no social distancing norms in the stadium, so the people need to wear face coverings while moving around the stadium. Hand Sanitizers will be available at every spot in the stadium.
The Stadium management said in their issued statement, “We have been in consultation with Public Health England and our local Safety Advisory Group on the arrangements for the match and we are pleased to confirm that we have been granted permission to operate at 100% seating capacity for this match, with the implementation of a number of risk reduction measures.”
They also mentioned their plans for safety regulations in the stadium, “Admission to the match, for all ticket holders aged 11 and over, will be subject to providing evidence of your COVID-19 Status. When on the Ground, there will be no social distancing requirements and the rule of six will not apply in our restaurants and hospitality areas. Face coverings will be required to be worn when moving around the Ground (‘mask on the move’), when using bars and food outlets for example but not whilst seated unless you are exempt. Please follow the guidance from our stewards.”
Earlier in this schedule itself, the third ODI in Edgbaston, Birmingham was allowed to have a capacity of 80% crowds with full safety and regulations. All the sporting events in the United Kingdom are now have been allowed to have crowds in some percentage in the stadium, due to the improved condition of pandemics in the country. The crowd’s attendance can be seen in numbers in the events like EURO 2020 and even in Wimbledon.