Sport returns: From Monday 1 June competitive sport allowed behind closed doors

Sport returns: From Monday 1 June competitive sport allowed behind closed doors

This is good news for hospitality…one step closer…

Competitive sport behind closed doors will be allowed from Monday, the UK government says.

The ‘phase three’ guidance paves the way for live sport to return on 1 June for the first time since mid-March.

It is up to individual sports to assess the risk, and consult athletes, coaches and support staff.

Horse racing and snooker will each resume competitive action on Monday, while the Premier League is due to restart on 17 June.

Clubs in England’s top flight returned to ‘phase two’ contact training on 25 May.

On Saturday, the Premier League confirmed that no players or staff tested positive from the latest batch of 1,130 coronavirus tests conducted on Thursday and Friday. So far, 12 people have tested positive from 3,882 tests across the league.

“The wait is over. Live British sport will shortly be back on in safe and carefully controlled environments,” said the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden.\

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