Coronavirus: Government stepping up plans for return of sport, says Culture Secretary

The government is stepping up its plans for the return of sport, says Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden.

The DCMS department hosted the first of several virtual meetings on Friday with leading medical experts from sport in the UK to discuss how sportsmen and women could return to training.

Medical representatives from football, rugby, cricket and racing, as well as Olympic and Paralympic sports, were present.

Dowden tweeted after the meeting: “We just kicked off 1st of many detailed meetings to plan for a safe return of elite sport behind closed doors when, & only when, it is safe to do so on the basis of expert medical advice.

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