BREAKING NEWS: June 1 earliest possible return for professional sport in England
- Professional sports in England could theoretically return behind closed doors by June 1, though strict government criteria must be met.
The UK government has announced that professional sport will not be staged in England until June 1 at the earliest.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a "roadmap" outlining how lockdown restrictions may be eased, but there was no mention of a potential return of professional sport.
The government released a lengthy document on Monday, which outlined that action may resume from the start of next month as part of step two of lifting restrictions.
It states that one of the changes from June 1 could be "permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed-doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact."