What do Boris Johnson’s latest lockdown bans for the Premier League and its clubs mean?

What do Boris Johnson's latest lockdown bans for the Premier League and its clubs mean?

The Premier League season will continue despite the announcement of the government’s plan for England’s second lockdown.

Boris Johnson has announced one-month long-term restrictions lasting until December 2 to stem the rise in coronavirus cases.

The Prime Minister declared that we have become humble in the face of nature. “The virus is also spreading faster than the worst case scenario of our scientific advisers.

“You should stay home from Thursday to the beginning of December. You can only leave home for a specific reason.”

During the first lockdown that began in March, the Premier League was suspended and it took three months for the season to resume.

The Premier League is confident they can explore the latest bans this time around without the need for suspension.


Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden confirmed that the elite could continue the game, but all leagues following the National League North and the National League South would be suspended.

He wrote on Twitter: The Prime Minister has just confirmed that we will take additional sanctions from Thursday.

“We understand the concern and impact of this, and make sure they don’t last more than a day.

“Change means that people should work from home wherever possible. But where this is not possible they will be allowed to travel to work … This includes the elite game played behind closed doors, film and TV production. Telecom workers . “

Down confirmation elite game can continue behind closed doors

Measures introduced in the second lockdown include the closure of hospitality locations and the banning of international travel other than business trips.

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Travel within the United Kingdom is allowed for work purposes, meaning Premier League clubs will be able to travel to Fixtures.

The team should also be allowed to stay overnight before the fixtures, as they are allowed to stay away from home overnight for work trips.

Elite Sport has already been exempted from some restrictions, such as quarantine periods, while the season will continue despite the potential imminent lockdown.

New steps have been announced by the Prime Minister

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But the news means that the return of fans to the stadium – which was originally scheduled for this month – is likely to be postponed until early 2021.

Meanwhile, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters believes the top flight is well prepared to continue during the second lockdown.

With thousands of Covid-19 swabs being carried out every week for players and club staff, rigorous testing measures are already in place.

Masters recently said: “We do not think the closed door model is currently at risk.

“We think we’ve got a proven model that worked in Project Restart, and at the moment we’re happy, and so is the government, which we can continue.”

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However, take down the English football pyramid, where clubs have suffered financial losses, not allowing fans to return, the situation could become more dire.

Elsewhere, UEFA has extended the deadline for teams to complete Champions League and Europa League group-stage matches until January 28.

If clubs cannot host home matches in their own country due to national restrictions, a neutral venue must be found to avoid losing the fixtures 3-0.

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