Sport action (behind closed doors) about to mark its return

HORSE racing at Newcastle will mark the return of sport in the UK tomorrow (June 1), following the Government's easing of coronavirus lockdown rules.

New health and safety guidelines have paved the way for the return of sporting action - behind closed doors.

Strict rules regarding safety have been issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in consultation with England’s deputy chief medical officers, Public Health England and medical representatives across sports governing bodies.

As well as ensuring no spectators are present at events, conditions have been made for sports fixtures to go ahead.

Participants must travel alone and in private transport, while everyone entering a venue must be screened for Covid-19 [coronavirus] and anyone suspected of having the virus must be placed in isolation.

A one-way system of movement must be established around the venue, while social distancing must be maintained “where possible” – including celebrations and sitting on the bench.

Dressing room use is to be minimised although showers can be taken in line with guidelines, advice for personal protective equipment must be followed. while physio treatment should be limited to essentials.


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