UK government on Wednesday released new guidelines that sports clubs
and athletes will follow ahead of the English Premier League (EPL)
POST recalls that the UK government had a few days ago given EPL and
all other top-level sports in England the green light to restart the season next month but behind closed doors and without spectators until a coronavirus vaccine is found.
EPL is currently suspended indefinitely, with nine matches remaining due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.
Sky Sport reports that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and
Sport (DCMS) issued a document on Wednesday featuring guidelines
designed to allow each sport to make a risk assessment on when it’s safe
for training to resume amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“I know our
sports stars are keen to get back to training, and this guide will
enable them to do so in a safe way,” said Oliver Dowden, Secretary of
State for DCMS.
“Our top priority is protecting the health of athletes, coaches, and support staff.
athletes to get match-fit is an important milestone towards restarting
competitive sport behind closed doors – but we have not given the green
“We are clear that this can only happen on the advice of medical experts and when it is safe to do so.”