The British government has approved the return to the closed door of sports competitions from June 1, announced Sports Minister Oliver Dowden. This recovery occurs after more than two months of stoppage due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have shown since May 28 that the Premier League would resume on June 17; Hereafter, it is these sports competitions that will be able to resume in the camera from 1yourJune announced the British government on Saturday.
“The wait is over. British sport will be back soon under safe and tightly controlled conditions,” said Sports Minister Oliver Dowden at a press conference.
“I am pleased to announce today that the government has issued guidelines that will allow competitive sports to be resumed on camera from Monday (June 1) at the earliest,” he added.
This resumption comes after more than two months of stoppage due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lack of onlookers, social distancing …
In particular, the directive from the UK Government provides for the absence of spectators at the meetings, showing each individual having access to sports arenas. If a person is suspected of having Covid-19, it should be placed in segregation.
Circulation channels will be established at the edge of the plans and in the stadiums, while the social distance must be maintained “as far as possible”, even for substitutes sitting on the bench. Players will also be alerted to parties with their teammates after goals.
The use of changing rooms should be kept to a minimum, although players may still use showers.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters welcomed Dowden’s announcement: “We plan to restart the Premier League on June 17, but there is still much work to be done to protect everyone involved.”
“Hopefully we will be happy to resume the 2019/20 season in just over two weeks,” he added, adding that further consultation within clubs, between players and managers, will be required,
But before football returns, horse racing will be the first sporting competition to resume with the Newcastle meeting on Monday.