It wouldn’t surprise me if the government at some point ask for games to be played just to try and improve the mood of the national conscious. A full year without any sport, cinema, theatre etc... is a recipe for madness. It might just help people take their mind of things with a little bit of light relief. However it would almost certainly be played behind closed doors and I wonder if PL clubs would agree to that? Maybe they might consent if they play friendlies or possible matches between PL clubs and the likes of Celtic and Rangers but again with rules prohibiting fans from attending or standing around outside the stadiums.
I’m only speculating in terms of the possibility of football returning in some capacity but I think a large part of the younger and less affected by Covid-19 portion of the population will go stir crazy if asked not to go to work or attend various events for the next 6 months. However, any priority at the minute has to be ensuring our NHS can cope when the surge comes and football is very far down on the list of priorities in our country at the moment. The data modelling seems to indicate we are about two weeks behind Italy and that means we are two weeks behind the army being needed to take dead bodies to crematoriums.