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The NI Football League says it has received clarification on current Covid restrictions ahead of the Danske Bank Premiership starting next week.
NIFL says it's clear social distancing is no longer a legal requirement for outdoor venues.
In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the league adds the number of fans permitted to attend matches will be determined by each club's individual risk assessment and "clubs will be actively engaging with their local authorities."
⚽️ #NIFL says it's received clarification on current Covid restrictions ahead of #DanskeBankPrem starting next week - social distancing is no longer required outdoors & attendances will be determined by each club's individual risk assessment.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 20, 2021
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Fans were banned for most of last season due to coronavirus.
However, more than 12,000 supporters recently attended the Super Cup match at Windsor Park between Chelsea and Villarreal.
Thousands of people have also been enjoying concerts in the city.
Glentoran say supporters must provide proof of double Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test before attending this month’s Big Two derby against Linfield.
It'll be their first home match of the season.
Meanwhile, there's another new recruit at The Showgrounds:
Transfer news -— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 19, 2021
Ballymena sign Daniel Bramall. The 22-year-old winger moves from Barnsley. After starting his career at Chesterfield, Bramall then joined Everton before going to Barnsley last season.
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