Dominic Raab outlines conditions for Premier League restart and sport behind closed doors

Dominic Raab outlines conditions for Premier League restart and sport behind closed doors

“I can’t look too far into the future because there are various different ways we can get control of the virus, permanently, defeat it for good,” Raab said. “The vaccine is one of those. Therapeutics are another.

“I think we’re all waiting to see how effective national test, track and tracing can be. I think that’s also an option. But whether it’s a combination of test, track and tracing and other social distancing measures within what’s possible within a sporting environment.

“We want to see behind closed doors what the options are for doing that. I think it’s worth taking a close look at that, seeing whether it’s possible to do it safely. But, as ever, taking the scientific and medical advice as to when and how to proceed.”

Premier League chiefs, meanwhile, are in talks to broadcast all of the remaining 92 fixtures of this season live on Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon and on YouTube.

Published at Tue, 05 May 2020 23:01:00 +0000