The final two rounds of Premier League matches will be open to home fans only, the league has announced.

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed into matches in round 37 on 18 and 19 May and in round 38 on 23 May, provided the British Government goes ahead with the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions on 17 May.

However, a decision has now been taken to limit this to home spectators.

"Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the league and the need to deliver a consistent approach, while maximising the opportunity for home-fan attendance," a league statement read.

"The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Clubs have a proven track record of providing Covid-safe environments and have operational plans in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to their stadiums."

Further clarity in England is expected this week.

But the data is encouraging, with deaths at their lowest levels for seven months, according to the Office of National Statistics.

The league had been understood to be keen to open up the final two rounds to fans to avoid any issues around competition integrity.