Grassroots football planned to resume on 29th March
The vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed that outdoor sports including grassroots football, golf and tennis will be allowed to resume in England from 29 March, according to vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi.
A roadmap from the Prime minister, Boris Johnson, for the route out of lockdown is due to be announced on Monday.
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, grassroots football - will go back on 29 March."
When asked whether gyms and fitness centres could reopen, Mr Zahawi added: "At the moment, it's outdoors versus indoors. Outdoors is the priority because it's where the transmission rates are much, much, much lower."
The prime minister is expected to share his finalised road map to lift lockdown in an address to MPs at 15:30 GMT before leading a news conference at 19:00.