“Without restrictions, if possible”: Silverstone keen to use novel method for a full crowd at British GP

Silverstone circuit has raised his voice in favour of using vaccine passports which would help bring a full crowd in at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

Silverstone, along with a group of UK’s leading sports bodies have drafted a letter which was sent to prime minister Boris Johnson and other leaders of major political parties.

The group consists of governing bodies of football, rugby, and other elite-level events. They wrote that they are in favour of introducing a ‘Covid certification process’ as a reliable way to bring back full crowds at venues.

Silverstone, among others, is feeling the aftermath of the Covid pandemic which has led to all events being held behind closed doors for most of last year.

There were plans to allow for a partial return of socially distanced spectators with capped attendance from 17 May. But the group feels that it would be “insufficient to end sport’s Covid financial crisis”.

“Looking ahead to June 21, we support the government’s ambition to secure the full return of fans, without restrictions if possible,” the letter read.

“Of necessity, this will depend upon the government agreeing that it is safe to lessen or drop social distancing requirements.

“It is important that we have certainty as soon as possible on the form this guidance will take so we can plan efficiently and effectively with many big sporting events scheduled for late June and onwards.”

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