Professional sports in the UK are awaiting further details on the Government's plans to ease the lockdown going forward as the Premier League prepares for another meeting on Project Restart later today.

On Sunday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to put the brakes on a swift return to action when he said it was too soon to significantly ease the lockdown.

More information on when the next steps might be taken is expected to be put before Parliament on Monday.

That will come as the Premier League is meeting to discuss the next steps for its own return, including a discussion on safety protocols.

Monday's meeting is not expected to include a vote on using neutral venues to complete the season, which has proven one of the most contentious issues of Project Restart so far.

Watford have been critical of the idea, along with Brighton, Aston Villa, despite warnings it could be a deal-breaker on football resuming at all.

Over the weekend Hornets chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury labelled the use of neutral grounds as "unfair" and "lacking sporting integrity".

Some reports suggest that as many as eight clubs are now believed to be in favour of removing the threat of relegation, should the season be played out at neutral grounds.

At least 14 clubs will need to back the proposals in order for them to go ahead.

The Premier League had hoped that players would be returning to training next Monday ahead of an early June restart, but Brighton announced a third Seagulls player had tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, which could put the brakes on those plans for now.

The rest of the squad will continue to train both at home and in solo sessions at the club's training ground.

Two other players, whose names have also not been revealed by the club, contracted the virus earlier in the pandemic. They are understood to have since recovered but it is not clear whether or not they have returned to training yet.

In Spain, LaLiga announced five unnamed players had tested positive for the virus and would go into quarantine, while the Bundesliga returns this weekend.