Sport in Wales will be played behind closed doors from Boxing Day in a bid to curb the spread of the Omicron variant. This means our Hollywood friends, Wrexham will play Solihull Moors on Boxing Day without supporters at The Racecourse.
Wales Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said: “Sporting events over the Christmas period are one of the big highlights of the year. Unfortunately, the new Omicron variant is a significant development in the pandemic and could cause a large number of infections. We need to do everything we can to protect people’s health and control the spread of this awful virus.
“Throughout the pandemic we have followed scientific and public health advice to keep people safe. The advice is clear – we need to act now in response to the threat of Omicron. We are giving people as much notice of these decisions as we can. Crowds will come back as soon as possible. We want everyone to be here to enjoy their favourite sports.”
What does this mean for Yeovil Town? At the moment not much. However, with the ever-changing situation being monitored ‘hour by hour’ it wouldn’t be a surprise if England followed suit – they probably just don’t know how to break it to us yet.
Update: This afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon has followed suit and said festive sport in Scotland will essentially be spectator free. With the Chancellor having delivered his package to support businesses, it wouldn’t be a shock to see similar restrictions in place in England over Christmas. Ugh!