A HUGE screen will return to Weymouth Harbour to show England’s games at Euro 2020 – but fans will be asked not to throw their drinks in the air.

The 10ft x 8ft outdoor screen, which will be placed on Weymouth Town Bridge, will be located outside the popular Rendezvous venue.

The screen was previously in place at Weymouth harbourside for the 2018 World Cup and went viral for its fan goal celebrations as England reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

A section of Custom House Quay, from underneath the town lifting bridge to St. Mary Street, will be closed for at least three occasions based on England’s progress through the previously delayed tournament.

According to public notices submitted to Dorset Council, the road will be closed between 12pm and 5pm on Sunday, June 13 for England v Croatia, between 6pm and 11pm on Friday, June 18 for England v Scotland and 6pm and 11pm on Tuesday, June 22 for England v Czech Republic.

Dorset Echo: Fans watch England games at the 2018 World Cup at Weymouth Harbourside as the big screen will return for England game at Euro 2020. Picture: RendezvousFans watch England games at the 2018 World Cup at Weymouth Harbourside as the big screen will return for England game at Euro 2020. Picture: Rendezvous

Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions for at least the first two games, the capacity has been limited to 250 spaces to enforce social distancing and hand sanitiser stations will be in place.

Social distancing measures will be in place for the standing area, while people can book outside tables to watch the England games. The venue will also show other Euro 2020 inside the popular bar and punters are encouraged to book their tables as soon as possible.

Keith Treggiden, general manager of Rendezvous, said he was ‘very excited’ to see the return of the big screen and ‘can’t wait to welcome people back’.

He said: “We have 250 spaces to allow for people to stand and watch the games on the big screen.

“We will be expecting people to follow the rules, follow the ‘hands, space, face’ guidance and check in with test and trace upon arrival.”

Fans will be encouraged to strictly follow the coronavirus measures and not wildly celebrate during the matches - including not throw beer into the air.

Mr Treggiden called for people to be sensible during the games in order to keep fans safe and comply with ongoing rules.

He said: “We are expecting people to not throw beer into the air after celebrating goals or games as per the current guidelines.

“We want people to follow the rules and keep safe. That is the expectation we have and we hope people are sensible.”

The screen will broadcast every England game at the Euros and Mr Treggiden hopes that the Three Lions can reach the final as all legal coronavirus restrictions could be lifted by Sunday, July 11.

He said: “I am very excited and I can’t wait to welcome people back to the big screen.

“If we are in the final, the chances with us being back with no Covid restrictions would be absolutely epic.

“If it gets lifted, we will be able to get 750 people outside in the standing area.”