Lower Saxony will start test operations with fans in stadiums later

Lower Saxony state parliament, about dts
Lower Saxony state parliament, about dts
The state of Lower Saxony will not start its test operation with fans in stadiums this coming weekend, but only on September 26th.

That said government spokeswoman Anke Pörksen on Wednesday the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung". The corresponding hygiene concepts of the stadiums have to be checked first, feedback with the respective health authorities is necessary, and the state's Corona regulation still has to be changed.

The federal states agreed on Tuesday in a video link on nationwide fans to return to the football stadiums and sports halls. In a six-week test phase, a maximum utilization of 20 percent of the respective capacity is initially permitted. The situation is to be reassessed at the end of October. According to Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD), the rules for fans to return to the football stadiums are meanwhile also to be transferred to other major events. All those involved assumed that the standards found in football would serve as a model for other major events such as concerts, Weil said after the countries had agreed on a test run with fans in football. "It would be good if we came to a nationwide uniform approach to major events." Athletes, artists and all sports and culture enthusiasts deserved it, said Weil and at the same time emphasized that the expansion to the cultural and event area from his point of view can only take place after a successful trial run in sport.