English Premier league clear to resume by June 1. The British government have published a 50-page document for lifting the coronavirus-enforced lockdown in England which could see the Premier League restart on June 1.
A guide for exiting the lockdown was released on Monday 11th afternoon, with social distancing measures to remain in place as various activities are resumed across the country.
All remaining fixtures set to be played behind closed doors until public safety is guaranteed.
The new document to relax the lockdown has been titled 'Our Plan to Rebuild'
However, it also includes the following warning: "Some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it may prove difficult to enact distancing may still not be able to reopen safely at this point, or may be able to open safely only in part.
"Nevertheless, the Government will wish to open as many businesses and public places as the data and information at the time allows.
"In order to facilitate the fastest possible reopening of these types of higher-risk businesses and public places, the Government will carefully phase and pilot reopenings to test their ability to adopt the new Covid-19 secure guidelines.
"The Government will also monitor carefully the effects of reopening other similar establishments elsewhere in the world, as this happens.
"The Government will establish a series of task forces to work closely with stakeholders in these sectors to develop ways in which they can make these businesses and public places Covid-19 secure."
The document continues, stating that fans being granted access to stadiums over the summer "may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections".
A number of premier league players have also publicly expressed doubts over returning to the pitch, including Manchester City star Sergio Aguero and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, amid the continued rise of coronavirus cases in England.