Cambridge City Council has confirmed there will be no big screen to show England’s Euro 2020 semi-final – or final – due to the ongoing rise in Covid cases.
Despite the importance of the 8pm clash with Denmark, which could see England progress to their first international tournament final since the 1966 World Cup, the council said safety had to take priority.
A spokesperson for Cambridge City Council said: “The council has no plans to erect screens for the England match or matches, as unfortunately Covid rates in the city are currently very high and it would be extremely difficult to organise such an event at short notice, especially while keeping people Covid-safe.
“We would urge people to watch the game in safety at home, and to keep a window open if inviting friends over, or to watch in a Covid-safe venue in the city.
“The council sends its best wishes to the England team ahead of tomorrow’s match and hope to see a victorious team progress to Sunday’s final at Wembley,” they added.
However, pubs in England will be permitted to open until 11.15pm on Sunday July 11 in case the Euros football final ends up going into extra time and penalties, the government has confirmed.
“The entire nation has been gripped by the Euros and this will ensure people can come together to enjoy the final in pubs, should they wish to do so.”