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U.K approves behind closed door sports effective June 1st

Sporting activities in England as expected to be back from June 1st after the government approved the activities to take place behind closed doors.

The games which were disrupted following the outbreak of coronavirus have been away for three months now with the first sport to start being the 2000 Guineas Stake Horse race on June 6th.

Others will follow suit including the much awaited English Premier League come June 17th as players have already been allowed to conduct contact training.

The Ministry of Health however laid down a number of measures to be observed at thsi moment which include;

  • Coronavirus screening of both players and staff when reporting to the grounds.Anyone suspected to have been infected will be denied entry.
  • All staffs and players will be required to travel individually and by use of private means so as to cut off contacts outside the grounds.
  • Once inside the stadiums, everyone is expected to observe social distancing including at times when players are celebrating goals and communicating to the referrers in-charge.
  • Access of dressing rooms should be at its minimal but showers will be free to use at all times.
  • Each competition should appoint an officer in-charge of coronavirus.The officer will be tasked with planning and advising everyone on the pandemic.

Richard Masters, EPL CEO welcomed the news saying its a good thing which is line with their June return date but much is needed to be done during the period.

The major discussion still on the table is the possibility of the EPL clubs to play in neutral grounds instead of the proposed home and away criteria called upon by the different clubs.

At the moment,U.K has recorded 38,000 COVID-19 deaths as the government paved wasy for outdoor exercises in groups of five at most.

This will pave way for members of the family and parents to be with their children during this period.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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