SUPPORTERS could be welcomed back to The Halliwell Jones Stadium in May as per the government's roadmap out of lockdown.

In setting out a broad timetable for the lifting of Covid restrictions nationwide, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says sports stadia will be able to admit supporters again by Monday, May 17, at the earliest.

The full fixtures for the upcoming Super League season are to be released on Friday, but it would appear at the very least that Warrington Wolves' first seven Super League fixtures and their Challenge Cup fourth round tie will be played behind closed doors.

Indoor events will be capped at 50 per cent capacity or 1,000, whichever is lower, and for outdoor events this will be 50 per cent capacity or 4,000, whichever is lower.

The road map includes special provision for large, outdoor, seated venues where crowds can be safely distributed, allowing up to 10,000 people or 25 per cent of total seated capacity, whichever is lower.

Pilots will also run to examine how such events can take place without the need for social distancing using other mitigations such as testing, the Government said.