Outdoor sports to return from 29 March

Outdoor sports will return from 29 March as part of the government's plan to ease lockdown restrictions.

Sports including football, golf and tennis will resume following a three month ban due to the ongoing nature of Covid-19. It is currently unclear as to when gyms will be allowed to reopen.

Commenting on the announcement, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahaw said: "Outdoor is safer and therefore we prioritise versus indoor," he told LBC.

"Outdoor sports - tennis, golf, outdoor organised team sports, grassroots football - will go back on 29 March.

"At the moment, it's outdoors versus indoors. Outdoors is the priority because it's where the transmission rates are much, much, much lower."

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