UK lockdown will not affect Premier League: PM Johnson

Sports Sunday 01/November/2020 15:42 PM
UK lockdown will not affect Premier League: PM Johnson

Leeds: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the lockdown set to be imposed in the country will not impact the Premier League.

Johnson on Saturday announced, at a press conference, that the UK would re-impose a national lockdown to tackle the growing cases of coronavirus, reported. The new lockdown will come into force on Thursday until December 2. "I can say yes to the Premier League, I think, with authority," quoted Johnson as saying.

Also, Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said that top-level sporting activity would not be affected.

"The changes mean people should WFH where possible. But where this is not possible, travel to a place of work will be permitted - e.g. this includes (but not exhaustive) elite sport played behind closed doors, film & tv production, telecoms workers," Dowden tweeted.

However, the Football Association (FA) is "awaiting further information" on how it will affect the non-elite football across England.

"We acknowledge the government's announcement today regarding COVID-19 restrictions and are awaiting further information before we can confirm how this may affect non-elite football across England. We will communicate any necessary updates in due course," the Football Association tweeted.