Barrow AFC fans could be set to return to Holker Street in December.

The Government is exploring a potential return for fans to sports venues next month.

The Department of Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) is now working on enabling the returns of fans in a Covid-safe way where transmission is low.

This development comes after the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport, Oliver Dowden quelled rumours that live performances would continue without spectators until April 2021.

The Conservative MP tweeted: “Rumours of performances being cancelled until April is not Govt policy.

“We want performances back on as soon as we safely can.

“I have heard calls for a restart date with fuller audiences and am working on this.

“Certainty is hard in a pandemic but know this is important for planning.”

In addition to this, Mr Dowden revealed that he held constructive discussions with football leaders regarding the fans’ return.

This will come as good news to the Barrow AFC hierarchy, who are eager for the return of Bluebirds fans.

Football fans have been banned from attending live games at grounds since March, as a result of the UK’s first national lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid was the last game when there was a full stadium of fans.

Trials of socially distanced crowds began in the summer.

Notably, 2,500 fans entered the Amex Stadium to watch a friendly between Brighton and Chelsea.

However, any progression came to an end as new Government restrictions came in, forcing plans for a partial return in October to be scrapped.

If the second national lockdown does finish as planned on December 2, then it is believed a tier system will be introduced.

Under the tier system, fans of clubs in Tier One and possibly Tier Two, will be allowed a phased return.

Prior to the national lockdown, Barrow was placed in Tier Two.