Premier League officials have sent out an official statement to all clubs regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreaks.
We’re a week into 2021 and the Covid-19 are rising by the minute. Just earlier today, the EFL reported 112 positive test results among 66 British clubs. After several players have breached the league’s Coronavirus protocols by appearing at Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, the Premier League decided to send out a warning to all participants.
According to Sky Sports, the Premier League has tightened health security measures to prevent the further spread of the virus. From now on, substitutes will be required to wear masks on the bench. Moreover, the teams will be instructed to take three different buses to the stadiums, instead of the two they currently use. Additionally, the use of canteens on training grounds will be limited to matchdays.
In fact, all Premier League clubs received a letter of warning. In it, the league specified what consequences are to be faced if players continue breaking Covid-19 rules.
“It is vital to ensure public, government, and stakeholder confidence in the training and match day protocols. It is vital that individual transgressions by relevant persons are properly investigated and sanctioned by clubs.
Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action by the league individually against the relevant person where it is appropriate and/or against the club itself where the relevant person’s conduct constitutes a breach of the training protocols.”