Bath's Premiership game against Gloucester to be played under closed doors

Bath's home stadium Recreation Ground
Bath's home stadium Recreation Ground
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Bath's upcoming Gallagher Premiership encounter against Gloucester Rugby at Recreation Ground on Tuesday will be played under closed doors following the government's decision.

The game was set to happen with 1000 spectators with government guidelines and social distancing measures as they are aiming for safe return of fans to the stadium following the pandemic coronavirus which saw the sport suspended since March before seeing a resumption last month.

However, spectators will no longer be allowed to be admitted to this match following direction from the Government issued in the last hour.
“We are deeply sorry to share this news, of which we have just been made aware," said Tarquin McDonald in a statement released by the club.

"This morning, our understanding was that our fixture was still able to go ahead and having put all of the safety measures in place, we were excited to be welcoming supporters back to the Rec.

“I would like to take this moment to thank all of our Blue, Black and White faithful, I know how disappointing this news will be for all of you. Public safety has to be our top priority and we will do everything we can to make sure that we can all return to the Rec safely once again in the future.”