Attendances have been capped at 50% since the start of the tournament last Monday although next weekend's finals were to rise to 100% on the 15,000-capacity Centre Court. Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 3, 2021 General view of court covered as rain delays play REUTERS/Toby Melville
After a successful opening week, the Championships have now been given permission to operate at full capacity from Tuesday's women's quarter-finals onwards on Centre Court and No.1 Court.
Wimbledon is being used as a pilot event for the safe return of crowds as part of the Government's Events Research Programme.
It will mark the first time outdoor stadiums will be at full capacity at a sporting event in Britain since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports in the country in March 2020. Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar