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EFL Statement In Response To Government Announcement

13 July 2021

Trevor Birch, EFL Chief Executive, said: “After well over a year without fans at our 72 clubs, the EFL is delighted to note from the Prime Minister’s speech today, that the Government has removed capacity restrictions ahead of the start of the coming season.

“We have long said that getting fans back into our stadia is an economic necessity for EFL clubs, that have lost millions over the past year and now need to be able to plan with clarity on and off the pitch.

“Having experienced the highs of Euro 2020 following England all the way to the Final this summer, supporters across the country will now be counting down the days until they can return to watch their beloved teams in person, and we know that clubs have been working very hard behind the scenes making plans to welcome supporters back safely.

“As we look forward to what we hope will be a momentous season of EFL football, we shall remain vigilant in our preparations and continue to engage with Clubs and the relevant authorities to ensure we are ready for any bumps in the road that may yet arise.  We also note the Prime Minister’s latest position on the use of COVID certification and will liaise with the Government in the days ahead for further clarity on this matter.”

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