Premier League and elite sport WILL continue confirms Prime Minister Boris Johnson, despite England being plunged into a second lockdown amid coronavirus crisis
- Elite sport including the Premier League will go on during the national lockdown
- The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport confirmed the continuation
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued a month-long lockdown from Thursday
- Top-flight football has been played behind closed doors since restarting in June
Elite sport will continue in England despite the government announcing a second national lockdown.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport tweeted that people should work from home where possible.
Premier League football will continue behind closed doors despite a second national lockdown
However, he added: ‘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.’
Johnson ordered the country to stay at home in a bid to reverse the spread of Covid-19.
The Prime Minister said that without action, deaths would reach ‘several thousand a day’, with a ‘peak of mortality’ worse than the country saw during the lockdown in April.
Pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail across the nation will close from Thursday.
Dowden added: ‘We understand people will have a lot of questions and @DCMS officials & ministers will be working through these and detailed implications with sectors over the coming days.’