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Golf, tennis and swimming in line for reprieves from Thursday's Covid ban
Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:50 pm
- Government considers more flexible approach to outdoor sports
- At no point was England Golf consulted, says CEO Tomlinson
The government is considering a more flexible approach to outdoor sports banned as part of the new lockdown measures that will be introduced on Thursday. The Guardian understands that golf, tennis and swimming in particular are potentially in line for reprieves, with discussions ongoing at the highest levels about whether to allow sports to continue that can easily social distance.A final decision is likely to be made in the next 24-36 hours and the revelation comes as the chief executive of England Golf, Jeremy Tomlinson, and that of the Lawn Tennis Association, Scott Lloyd, both hit out at the government’s plan and called for an immediate rethink. Related: Grassroots sport devastated by implications of England's new lockdown
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