UK PM casts doubt over imminent resumption for professional sport Erin-Marie Gallagher, SBC News · May 13, 2020 at 6:56 am An imminent return of professional sport remains unclear as Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his staged plan to ease the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Addressing the four nations of the UK last night, Johnson revealed a three-part strategy to kickstart the economy and reopen society. However, no mention to professional sports was made, casting uncertainty over when the sporting calendar will return. Johnson revealed that the government has eased certain social restrictions, including the limit on outdoor exercise. From Wednesday, it is possible for people to play sports with ‘members of their own household’, with some tennis courts and golf clubs set to reopen this week – on the discretion of governing bodies.