With an appropriate understanding of the virus, how it spreads, the risk response developed to mitigate the spread, this event was awarded an outdoor entertainment license.
While this was going on in the UK, scientists in Germany received significant funding to determine how COVID-19 spreads at outdoor concerts and sporting events. Approximately 1,500 healthy volunteers aged between 18 – 50 took part in the live study.
Back in the UK football clubs have been pressuring the Government through the FA to allow football fans to return and experience live sport following government guidance. As was granted for some Arts and theatre venues in the UK to re-open and allow audience back to their venues.
Formula 1 have also allowed fans back in the most recent races. Spectators were kept away from the first eight races of this season, but the Italian Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello allowed in 2,800 fans a day over its three-day weekend on 11-13 September.
With new COVID-19 measure in place in Portugal, the Algarve circuit cut its planned attendance numbers for the weekend's race, capping the number of spectators per day to 27,500, as approved by the local government.