Which bright spark allowed this public gathering to go ahead? Why did Oldham Council and the police not stop the tournament? Why did the local press not cover this clear COVID-19 breach of rules? It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever for 16 football teams to be allowed to attend a charity football tournament on Saturday in Werneth, Oldham’s long term no1 hotspot for Covid-19 infections. It’s clear by the photos that no social distancing was in operation.