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CAFE publish COVID-19 Impact Report

Level Playing Field partners Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) have published a summary report of a research project into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on disabled sports fans.

To gain a better understanding of the impact of the pandemic has on on sports fans across Europe, CAFE surveyed over 400 disabled supporters and those with long-term health conditions, as well as their advocates.

Fans were asked about how being unable to attend live matches was affecting their lives and wellbeing, and any concerns that they had about the potential return to stadiums.

The pandemic has had a significant effect, but disabled people have been particularly affected with many labelled as ‘high-risk’ and unable to maintain the same level of social interaction as non-disabled people.

Head over to CAFE’s website to read and download the full report Impact of COVID-19 Summary Report here.

Back in May, Level Playing Field (LPF) conducted it’s own Disabled Fans Survey following the suspension of live sport due to COVID.

Similar to CAFE’s 15%, LPF found that 12% of the 500 supporters questioned would be reluctant to return to live sport again, at least until a vaccine has been made available.

Download the LPF COVID-19 Disabled Fans Survey results here.