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Premier League fans will NOT be allowed back in stadiums on October 1 after huge Covid-19 surge, Michael Gove announces

PREMIER LEAGUE fans will NOT return to stadiums on October 1 following a huge Covid-19 surge, Michael Gove has announced.

The Government in August revealed they hoped to bring back live crowds at a limited capacity by the start of next month.

Pre-season friendlies and other sports had trialed 'pilot events' with the expectation of a planned full rollout in October.

But the plans were placed under review this month after a rise in coronavirus cases.

The UK's Covid-19 alert level has now moved to 4, meaning transmission is "high or rising exponentially".

As a result it blocks the Premier League's hopes of having fans return to stadiums.

New measures will be set out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday.

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