Premier League awaiting clarification on lockdown easing

Coronavirus latest: Premier League awaiting clarification on lockdown easing

Professional sports in the UK are awaiting further details on the Government’s plans to ease the lockdown going forward as the Premier League prepares for another meeting on Project Restart later on Monday.
On Sunday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to put the brakes on a swift return to action when he said it was too soon to significantly ease the lockdown.

More information on when the next steps might be taken is expected to be put before Parliament on Monday.

That will come as the Premier League is meeting to discuss the next steps for its own return, including a discussion on safety protocols.

Monday’s meeting is not expected to include a vote on using neutral venues to complete the season, which has proven one of the most contentious issues of Project Restart so far.

Brighton, Aston Villa and Watford have been critical of the idea, despite warnings it could be a deal-breaker on football resuming at all.