Boris Johnson poised to declare extra bank holiday if England win Euro 2020

Prospect of day off arises as ministers urged to release Covid data from previous matches

Boris Johnson is poised to call an extra bank holiday if England win Sunday’s football final at Wembley, as the government is being urged to publish safety data about previous Euro 2020 matches.

Asked whether he could declare Monday a bank holiday in the event of an England win, the prime minister said: “I think that would be tempting fate; let’s see what happens.”

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