January 23, 2021

Tier 5 lockdown: Will Premier League games be cancelled after Boris Johnson’s announcement | Football | Sport


Premier League clubs have been working hard with health authorities to make sure professional football can continue throughout the Covid pandemic. But after a fresh spike in Covid cases over the past few weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce further restrictions.

A number of top-flight clubs have been forced to postpone matches over the past couple of weeks, owing to outbreaks of coronavirus.

Manchester City were forced to postpone their tie against Everton last week, just a few hours before kick-off.

Shortly after, Fulham’s match against Tottenham was called-off, and the Cottagers were subsequently forced to postpone their next match, too.

Could the Government decide to ban professional football until the spike in Covid cases recedes?

READ MORE: Burnley vs Fulham postponed in latest Covid setback

When is Boris Johnson making his announcement?

The Prime Minister will be addressing the nation from Downing Street on Monday night.

The announcement will be broadcast at 8pm, UK time.

Will non-professional football be banned?

One of the new measures that could be introduced by Boris Johnson is a ban on social mixing for exercise.

Team games were previously allowed to be played in parks, but that could come to an end, according to ITV News.





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