The English Premier League season is set for a possible return date which is scheduled for June 1 amid coronavirus, MySportDab reports.
The coronavirus crisis has caused major disruptions to the sporting calendar in recent months, however there could be light at the end of the tunnel.
The government have published a 50-page document for lifting the coronavirus-enforced lockdown in England which should see the Premier League restart on June 1.
A guide for exiting the lockdown was released on Monday afternoon, with social distancing measures to remain in place as a number activities are resumed across the country.
Step two of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “roadmap” clears the way for the current football season get back underway subsequent month.
With all remaining fixtures set to be played at the back of closed doors until public safety can be guaranteed.
The new document has been titled ‘Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy’, and the lifting of restrictions is conditional upon the continued adherence to protocols which have been put in place to contain the unfold of coronavirus.
Whether or not supporters will be capable to attend matches before the end of the campaign remains unclear, as step three proposes a reopening of venues such as cinemas and hairdressers in July.
However it also includes the following warning: “Some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it might also prove difficult to enact distancing may nonetheless 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 organizations 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 organizations and public places, the Government will carefully phase and pilot reopenings to test their ability to undertake the new Covid-19 secure guidelines.
“The Government will additionally monitor cautiously the effects of reopening other similar organisations elsewhere in the world, as this happens.
“The Government will set up a collection of task forces to work carefully with stakeholders in these sectors to develop ways in which they can make these businesses and public places Covid-19 secure.”
The document continues by stating that fans being granted access to stadiums over the summer “may only be utterly possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections”.
Some Premier League clubs have already voiced their concerns over ‘Project Restart’.
The likes of Aston Villa, Watford and Brighton anxious over the prospect of home advantage being taken out of the equation.
A number of players have additionally publicly expressed doubts over returning to the pitch.
Including Manchester City superstar Sergio Aguero and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, amid the continued rise of coronavirus cases in England.
Spain and Germany having similar issues as they attempt to reopen doors in La Liga and the Bundesliga.