The Premier League could see fans return for the final week of the 2020-21 season, as the UK government has announced its plan to come out of lockdown in the coming weeks and months.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘roadmap’ plan on Monday, as the rate of COVID-19 infections in the UK have come down in recent weeks after the new variant saw cases surge throughout December and January.

The UK has also powered ahead with its vaccination program, as close to 19 million people have now received vaccinations.

In the roadmap it was announced that sports stadiums would be able to host fans from May 17, as long as COVID-19 rates continued to fall across the UK.