Major UK sporting events this summer
25 April: Football – League Cup final at Wembley
8 May: Football – Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park
15 May: Football – FA Cup final at Wembley
22 May: Football – Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley
11 June-11 July: Football – Euro 2020 in various countries (final at Wembley)
28 June-11 July: Tennis – Wimbledon
29 June, 1 & 4 July: Cricket – England v Sri Lanka ODIs
8, 10 & 13 July: Cricket – England v Pakistan ODIs
13 July: Athletics – Diamond League: Anniversary Games at London Stadium
15-18 July: Golf – The Open at Royal St George’s
16, 18 & 20 July: Cricket – England v Pakistan T20s
17 July: Rugby League – Challenge Cup final at Wembley
18 July: Formula 1 – British Grand Prix at Silverstone
July-August: Cricket – The Hundred
The Prime minister has also revealed non-elite sport – including grassroots football – can resume in England from March 29.
Johnson also confirmed schools in England will reopen to all pupils on March 8, with children’s after-school sports and activities also allowed to resume.
On the same date, outdoor recreation with one other person will also be permitted, meaning people will be allowed to sit together in a park with a coffee, drink or picnic.
However, adults will have to wait a further three weeks to restart organised sports, with grassroots football set to resume along with the reopening of tennis courts, golf courses and other outdoor sport facilities.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) called for indoor facilities to reopen as soon as possible to help community projects in financial difficult due to the pandemic.
A spokesperson said: “It is also important that indoor facilities can reopen as soon as it is safe for them to do so. Many of the country’s network of indoor tennis facilities have suffered real financial challenges so it is vital that we protect these community assets to avoid them closing permanently, and we are keen to work with Government on this.”
The Rugby Football Union also released a statement to say they would be in dialogue with authorities to determine how the game of rugby will return.
“We will work with DCMS on the Covid protocols for the community game, including the format of rugby that will be permitted in return to play,” the statement read. “We also look forward to working with Government and other sports on the safe return of fans to stadiums.”
From April 12 at the earliest, use of indoor leisure facilities such as gyms for individuals or household groups will be possible.
All children will be able to attend any indoor children’s activity including sport, regardless of circumstance.
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