THE Prime Minister has confirmed the earliest possible dates on which various sports and leisure activities will once again be permitted in England.

Outdoor sports such as tennis, golf and grassroots football will be among the first to return on March 29, as was confirmed this morning.

However, Boris Johnson revealed the earliest dates on which other activities could be allowed once again subject to various conditions related to the Covid vaccine rollout and the general state of the pandemic in this country.

Indoor leisure – including things such as gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools – will be allowed to open again from April 12 as part of step two of the government's four-step plan to ease restrictions.

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