Jostling for a view of the TV in a packed pub is usually part of the joy of watching a major football tournament – but this year’s Euros are different.
Fans can head to the pub to watch England play Scotland on Friday, but how many people you can go with depends on which side of the border you are on.
Can I watch inside the pub?
Pubs have been told to risk-assess where TV screens are – and the volume – when making venues Covid-secure.
In level two areas of Scotland, including Euro 2020 host city Glasgow, pubs must operate two-hour pre-booked slots and close indoors at 22:30 BST.
Can I watch in a pub garden?
In England up to 30 people can meet in a pub garden.
- Level two – eight people from eight households
- Level one – 12 people from 12 households
- Level zero – 15 people from 15 households
What about in other parts of the UK?
In Wales, up to six people from six households can meet inside a pub. Up to 30 people can meet in a pub garden.
In Northern Ireland, up to six people from two households (or any number from one household) can sit together inside. The rules are the same if you are in a pub garden.
Can I invite friends to my place?
Each nation has different rules.
If you are inside, you should keep rooms well-ventilated, maintain social distancing and wash your hands regularly.
Can I hug my mates when there’s a goal?
Are there fan zones?
The official Uefa fan zone in England is at Trafalgar Square in London. Entry is free, with tickets allocated via ballot. It will screen all England games plus the semis and final.
Scotland’s fan zone is at Glasgow Green. Manchester, Birmingham and other cities also have special areas.
How may fans be at the games?
Fans will be at each game in 11 host cities across Europe, including Wembley Stadium in London and Glasgow’s Hampden Park, but Covid rules limit capacity.
Those not fully vaccinated must show proof of a negative lateral flow test from the previous 48 hours.
Ticket holders for matches at Hampden Park will not be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test.
Will Covid rules change during the tournament?
The Euro 2020 final will take place on 11 July.
Scotland was hoping to move all areas to level zero on 28 June but the government now says this is is unlikely to happen until mid-July.
Wales and Northern Ireland are easing restrictions more slowly.
How can I follow the action?
The BBC and ITV are broadcasting the matches.
England, Scotland and Wales’ opening games are on the BBC.