Premier League announces new COVID-19 measures after record number of cases

The Premier League has announced new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, including displaying a full COVID status message prior to match day to fans attending matches and presenting evidence. about vaccinations or negative test results.

The decision comes after the Premier League announced its highest weekly number of COVID-19 infections since May last year, with 42 players testing positive.

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As part of the new measures, there will also be COVID-19 screenings at every Premier League stadium and fans have been advised not to travel if they have any symptoms.

Claims completed before match day require fans aged 15+ to confirm whether they have a valid NHS card or a negative test result in the previous 48 hours.

Fans are also required to wear face coverings when in indoor areas at the stadium and are encouraged to keep them on their seats, but this is not required.

“We are doing all we can to keep our fans safe and the pitch is open at full capacity. Everyone’s safety remains our priority and since the start of the season we have been working closely with its clubs, the Government and local public health authorities to prepare fans and stadium operations for COVID certification,” said the CEO. performance of the Premier League, Richard Masters said in a statement.

“It’s really important for fans to take the time to understand what they need when attending Premier League stadiums, which is why we’re asking fans to declare their COVID status. one day before the game.

“We want everyone to enjoy matches in a safe environment and we and our clubs will continue to urge fans to do all they can and to follow health guidance. community.”

An increase in COVID-19 cases has begun to affect match scheduling with Manchester United’s match against Brentford, which was due to be played on Tuesday, has been postponed after United were forced to close their training facility due to some positive testing among staff and players.

Tottenham Hotspurclash with Brighton & Hove Albion last week was postponed by Premier League after a severe coronavirus outbreak in Antonio Conte’s squad.

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