Covid-19 lockdown: Soccer, golf and tennis to return in England from 29 March

A football pitch


Outdoor sports venues have been closed since lockdown began on 4 January

Outdoor sports including football, golf and tennis will be allowed to resume in England from 29 March, according to vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi.

Zahawi said outdoor sports – including organised adult and children’s sport – would return, but declined to say when gyms would reopen.

“Outdoor is safer and therefore we prioritise versus indoor,” he told LBC.

“Outdoor sports – tennis, golf, outdoor organised team sports,…