Outdoor sports may be resumed in England from Monday as the ban rules are relaxed organized team sports among those allowed to return; Eoin Morgan, Johanna Konta, and Kyle Sinckler join the government to encourage people to get back into exercise

Team sports will resume and friends and families will be able to meet outside from Monday to simplify rules for the coronavirus lockdown in England

Outdoor sports facilities can be reopened, and groups of up to six or two households can socialize again in parks and gardens after the home stay order is completed

Among the first to reopen their doors was Morley Hayes Golf Club near Derby, where players tee off at 12pm on Monday at 1am for a 7-hole floodlit charity tournament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stressed that “we need to remain cautious as cases emerge across Europe and new variants threaten our vaccine launch,” while warm weather should accompany the relaxation

“Despite today’s relief, everyone needs to keep sticking to the rules, remembering their hands, face and space, and reporting on a call for a vaccine,” he added

He is expected to urge the public to take personal responsibility by adhering to restrictions while holding a press conference on Downing Street

Oliver Dowden, State Secretary for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, told Sky Sports News: “I am absolutely thrilled After that terribly long winter in Covid, spring is in the air and popular sports are back

“We said as we approached these terrible restrictions, grassroots sport should be the last and be the first”Today we deliver that sport is essential to the health and wellbeing of all people

“The terrible thing about this disease is that it spreads through social interaction and also spreads indoors than outdoors. For this reason we allow resumption of outdoor activities first – outdoor recreational sports and outdoor social mixing, subject to the rule of six and two households

“In the next phase we will try to return indoor activities, including swimming and fitness”

Football and cricket fields, tennis and basketball courts, outdoor pools, golf courses and sailing clubs can reopen after months of closure

Organized team sports can also resume outdoors, which means that grassroots competitions can take place before the Easter break without the need for social distancing

Mr Johnson said he hoped the easing would “kickstart a great UK summer summer” as sports stars teamed up with the government to encourage the return to physical activity

England’s cricket captain Eoin Morgan, who won the World Cup, said: “With summer – and the cricket season – just around the corner, there is no better time for everyone, young and old, to have fun again, by being outside and being active and sporty “

UK number one tennis player Johanna Konta said: “I am so happy that the people of England can now return to the field and enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of tennis”

Kyle Sinckler, rugby union supporter in England, added, “Cant wait to see you guys out there and have all the kids out there again to enjoy themselves”

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