The UEFA Euro European Football Championship is set to start on Friday June 11th when Turkey will play against Italy. The tournament, which could not be held in 2020, brings together 24 teams, 19 of which are returning from the 2016 edition. For the Euro 2020, the games will be played in 11 different cities.
With the vaccination campaigns advancing in different parts of Europe and several governments beginning to ease restrictions on gatherings, many questions have been raised regarding the upcoming tournament. In the case of Belgium, there are some points that can be established at this point, according to the Brussels Times.
At least in June, no outdoor viewing parties in Brussels. Following the Brussels Conference of Mayors, spectators will not be allowed to watch the games on big screens in the city until at least 30 June. There won’t be any outdoor screens in any of the communes of Brussels. It will be allowed, however, to watch it on a terrace. Screens will be set up in such a way that people cannot watch the games from outside. This is to avoid large groups of people gathering at particular location. A booking system will be implemented to determine precisely who is allowed to sit at a table.
For the hospitality sector there will be a case-by-case examination of where it is possible to install a TV screen on a terraceOffice of the Brussels City Mayor
Individuals will have to sit down during the match in groups of a maximum of four, with a 1.5-meter distance between tables. People will be served at the table, while respecting the same rules as the terraces of bars or restaurants. The sound produced by the TV or sound system may not exceed 80 decibels.
Following the latest decisions taken by the the Consultative Committee, bars will have to respect the regulations for such events: until 10:00 PM when indoors, and until 11:30 PM when outdoors.
The Championship’s quarterfinals, semi-finals and the grand final, which will take place in early July, which might offer fans a chance to experience those games differently. According to the “Summer Plan” proposed by the Consultative Committee, as of the 1st of July it might be possible to organize outdoor events with maximum 2,500 people from 1 July, as long as attendants wear a mask and a social distance is respected.