WEYMOUTH will continue to play fixtures in the third national lockdown due to their 'elite' sport tag.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tonight announced the shutdown, but the Government have confirmed football in the Premier League, EFL, National League plus National League North and South will play on.

It means Weymouth can host Yeovil Town in the hotly-awaited league derby tomorrow behind closed doors at the Bob Lucas Stadium (7.45pm).

However, outdoor team sports outside of 'elite' status are not permitted, while golf courses, tennis courts, outdoor gyms and swimming pools must close.

Outdoor exercise rules mirror that of the first lockdown, with people only permitted to exercise in their immediate local area once per day.

Indoor gyms and sports facilities remain closed and archery, driving and shooting ranges must shut along with riding centres.

Organised outdoor sport for disabled people can continue.

Dorset football teams including Dorchester Town, Portland United and Bridport had already seen their respective leagues frozen.

Rugby fixtures with limited contact and bans on scrums and mauls were due to take place, but now seem set to be postponed.