PM says unless we act now we will exceed capacity in hospitals and see thousands of deaths a day
Evening, I’m taking over from my colleague Matthew and will be rounding up some reactions to the PM’s press conference.
This is not good news for grassroots sport. Gyms, swimming pools and sports clubs will all be stopped from operating from next Thursday.
While elite sport will continue as normal, exercise for everyone else will be limited to unlimited periods outdoors – either with people from their own households, or on a one-to-one basis with a person from another household.
I understand that discussions are continuing over whether people will still be allowed to play golf and tennis as the regulations are still to be drafted.
The situation is also a little unclear for kids’ sport. I am told there will be no exemption for under-18 indoor sport, but sport for under-18 team sport is undecided.