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How will a safe return of spectators to elite sport be managed?


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Paul Rogers provides a health & safety perspective on how to manage a safe return of spectators to elite sport in his article for LawInSport.

The Department for Culture Media & Sport announced a series of pilots to trial the safe return of spectators to stadiums. The aim of the pilots was to prepare for the full “socially distanced” return of sporting events from 1 October 2020 in England as stated in its guidance “Elite sport – return to competition: safe return of spectators”.

Paul’s article considers the :

  • How the safe return of spectators will be managed;
  • What the implications are for sporting venues under Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; and,
  • How the rules may be enforced.
The Article

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About the Author

Paul is a leading UK health & safety barrister and his practice centres on the defence of corporations, directors and individuals for offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act, and gross negligence manslaughter. Paul acts for a wide range of companies from multinationals, to mid-range and small companies as well as their directors. His clients are drawn from a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, ferry operators, waste and recycling contractors, and local authorities. They include such organisations as Greene King, Hanson Aggregates, Downwell Demolition Ltd, Robinson & Birdsell Ltd, Anglian Windows Ltd, Tayto Group PLC, SERCO Ltd, British Airways Avionics Engineering Ltd and many other smaller construction and manufacturing firms.

Find Out More

If you would like to discuss any of the issues covered in this article please contact Paul directly or via his practice management team; contact Nick Levett (+44 (0)20 7427 4908) or Adam Macdonald (+44 (0)20 7427 4906) who would be happy to have a discussion in the strictest of confidence.


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