It was originally proposed that sporting activities might return to the UK from June 1 depending on the reduced effect of coronavirus. All is now set for a full return after the government gave its approval today.
Competitive sports can return to fold from Monday the UK government declared today.
Outdoor sports already kicked off in Scotland yesterday, the Premier League return date is imminent with June 17 return date already agreed on.
Oliver Dowden the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport gave the cheerful announcement of sports returning to UK albeit behind closed doors doors by June 1 today.
“The wait is over. Live British sport will shortly be back on in safe and carefully controlled environments.”
“This guidance provides the safe framework for sports to resume competitions behind closed doors. It is now up to individual sports to confirm they can meet these protocols and decide when it’s right for them to restart.”
“Football, tennis, horse racing, Formula 1, cricket, golf, rugby, snooker and others are all set to return to our screens shortly.”
A number of protocols which must be adhered to has however been put in place to ensure safety.
1) All competition delivery partners and user groups involved, from the teams and athletes, to the support staff, officials and media, must travel individually and by private transport where possible.
2) Prior to entering the competition venue, they are expected to carry out a screening process for coronavirus symptoms.
3) Anyone with known or suspected Covid-19 will not be permitted to enter and should be placed, or remain, in isolation.
4) Social distancing should be maintained by all groups where possible. This includes the competing athletes and support staff on the bench and field of play, such as during any disputes between players and referees, or scoring celebrations.
5) Dressing room usage should be minimised. However, showers can be used.
6) Competition delivery partners and elite sports organisationss appoint a named Covid-19 officer to be responsible for oversight of all planning and communications.