The veto power of government ministers is trying to exempt elite sports stars from 14-day corona virus quarantine ‘
The veto power of government ministers seeks to exempt elite sports stars from the 14-day UK coronavirus quarantine – throwing Champions League and Europa League campaigns into chaos
- The UK’s 14-day isolation period for travelers has harmed European fixtures
- Ministers of the Ministry of Health and the Cabinet Office vetoed exceptions
- Initially, it was hoped that elite sports stars would be released from quarantine
- The recent ruling seems to have thrown European competitions into chaos
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The remaining European games this season have been thrown into chaos after British government ministers reportedly vetoed an attempt to exempt sports stars from a 14-day isolation period.
The new restriction was introduced when the nation disappeared from the coronavirus blockade, quarantining all returning British nationals and travelers to prevent the spread of the disease.
And now, according to The sun, UEFA’s proposals to end the Champions League in August seem to have hit a roadblock.
Government ministers reportedly vetoed attempts to quarantine sports stars
The measures make international travel to the UK impossible for foreign teams and have given football heads a logistical nightmare.
However, sports bosses initially seemed to have persuaded Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to apply for an exemption for players.
Nevertheless, the minister has since been overruled by the Ministry of Health and the cabinet.
According to a government source, “no final decision has been made,” but no plan for the “regime to be robust.”
Sports bosses persuaded Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to invoke player exemptions
The Sun also believes that the authorities want to keep all exceptions related to international arrivals to an absolute minimum.
The government will review the ruling on tightening national borders every three weeks in the summer.
Manchester City and Chelsea remain in the final 16 leg of the Champions League, although the latter seems to crash after a heavy defeat in Bayern Munich’s first leg in February.
Both clubs have yet to dispute their return from European clashes, with City due to host Real on English soil, but UEFA hoped to end the match in just three months.
Chelsea are not yet playing the return of their last 16 Champions League game with Bayern Munich
UEFA will also have to consider ties between Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers’ Europa League
The governing body may now need to find alternative arrangements to ensure that both ties are completed – and will also have to consider the rest of Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers’ Europa League campaigns.
No major sport has been held in the UK since the middle of March, when the lockdown was enforced nationwide.
And in what appeared to be a much needed boost to morale, senior Downing Street figures seemed to agree that athletes would not be expected to abide by protective travel measures.
The Sun reported that the players would have undergone rigorous testing and were expected to go into isolation immediately after a positive test, but recent developments have raised further questions during the rest of the campaign.