Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said Fans could return to stadiums in England from October.

Any stadium reopenings would be subject to coronavirus guideline as Pilots will take place from 1 August BBC reports.

Meanwhile, some sports, including football and cricket, have resumed behind closed doors after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Johnson shared his thoughts on the new development on Friday. He said, “We will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadiums with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,”

“From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadiums.

“Again, these changes must be done in a Covid-secure way, subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”

The pilot projects will be held at:

Two men’s county cricket friendly matches – including Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval on 26-27 July;

The World Snooker Championship at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre from 31 July;

The Goodwood horse racing festival – known as Glorious Goodwood – on 1 August.

The Racecourse Association said the Goodwood event has been designed for up to 5,000 people, plus participants.

“For months, millions of us have felt the void of being unable to go to the match to support our team or attend a top-class sporting event,” said Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston.

“So I am pleased that we are now able to move forward with a plan to help venues safely reopen their doors to fans.

“I recognise that not every sport, team or club has the benefit of huge commercial revenue, and it is often their dedicated fans that are the lifeblood which helps keep them going. By working closely with sports and medical experts, these pilots will help ensure the safe return of fans to stadiums.

“Although it will remain some time before venues are full to capacity, this is a major step in the right direction for the resumption of live spectator sport across the country.”

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport also said further pilot events are likely to be held in other sports.