Professional sporting competitions in England, especially the Premier League, will continue in England,
despite the country returning to a state of complete lockdown announced by British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson on Monday evening.
The list of exceptions published by the British government allows elite athletes to train and compete.
Prior to the government announcement, the Premier League confirmed that it had no “plans” to suspend
the season, which is what some players are calling for, following the postponement of matches due to new
coronavirus infections within clubs.
And Johnson announced, on Monday evening, a return to lockdown throughout the country to combat
the outbreak of the fastest-moving, mutating Coronavirus.
In a televised speech, he said that the new, strict closure similar to the one imposed last spring includes
the closure of schools and that it will continue until mid-February if conditions allow.
In Scotland, where Prime Minister Nicolas Sturgeon announced a complete lockdown Monday for the entire
month of January, the sport will also continue after being included in the list of exceptions.