Coronavirus: Scots and Welsh to return stadia to full capacity

January 14 – Full crowds are being allowed to return to Scottish and Welsh stadiums, bringing them into line with the situation in England.

Scottish authorities last month introduced Covid rules that capped attendances at events at 500.

The Scottish Premiership then brought forward its winter break after playing one round of fixtures in front of largely empty grounds.

Monday’s meeting of Celtic and Hibernian will be the first game of one of those postponed rounds, with most top-flight clubs resuming next Tuesday.

In Wales, there will be no restrictions from this Saturday due to a drop in the number of Covid cases.

Meantime Burnley’s home game against Leicester City on Saturday is the latest English Premier League fixture to be postponed, with a raft of Covid-19 cases and injuries within the home side’s camp.

It is the 20th top-flight game to be postponed this season because of the virus. Burnley have already had games against Watford, Aston Villa and Everton called off because of Covid-19 cases among the opposing teams.

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