Government to give green light to June Premier League return – report

The UK Government eased some lockdown restrictions on Sunday but Prime Minster Boris Johnson said nothing about professional sport in his speech.

He did say that it’s okay to play sporting with members of your household, though, and I’m not sure you can cram a football squad into one the house.

Certainly not in the size of house I’m used to living in anyway.

The Telegraph claims Johnson will reveal details of his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday with plans for professional sports to return next month.

It is claimed that Government sources have confirmed that the league has the permission to resume the campaign on June 12.

However, they will need to follow all safety measures and a lot depends on COVID-19 cases… They can’t resume football if the rate of cases increases dramatically or if a load of Premier League footballers test positive.

So before this morning’s Project Restart meeting takes place (9.30am), the clubs already know what way the UK Government is leaning towards a return of Premier League action.

It will lift the nation because football is massive part of our lives, but not for long if the coronavirus isn’t controlled. Countries will return to strict ruling if they allow for more freedom and it backfires.

I certainly hope that doesn’t happen in the UK and the Premier League players are kept in the best environment possible.

But at the same time, I can’t help but feel this is very premature and we should wait another while for the all clear.

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