Yesterday (Sunday) saw fans attend a UK sporting event for the first time since March as 1,000 people watched the friendly cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at the Kia Oval.

The match served as one of a number of events selected by the UK government earlier this month to pilot the safe return of spectators. The upcoming World Snooker Championship at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre and the Goodwood horse-racing festival are also set to welcome a limited number of spectators.

Social distancing guidelines were adhered to during yesterday’s match, with fans seated on alternate rows and two-seat gaps between groups. Hand sanitiser was available to spectators around the ground.

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Image: Surrey CCC