Government revealed on Wednesday new rules that sports clubs and players would
obey in anticipation of the resumption of the British Premier League (EPL).
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
currently suspended indefinitely, with nine matches remaining due to the
COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.
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.
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.
priority is protecting the health of athletes, coaches, and support staff, as
well as enabling athletes to get match-fit is an important milestone towards
restarting competitive sport behind closed doors – but we have not given the
green light yet.
us that this can only happen on the advice of medical experts and when it is
safe to do so.