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Premier League still in talks over COVID-19 protocols for next season

Wed 21 July 2021 | 17:36

The Premier League still has not finalized its decision about whether the fans must provide proof of full coronavirus vaccination for the next season.

Although Brentford are going to face Arsenal on August 13 which is the first day of the

Premier League

’s new season, the decision regarding the coronavirus restrictions has not been made.

The Premier League are still in talks and is reviewing the latest guidance and working with clubs, fans, and the authorities to finalize its protocols.

As it seems the government has not yet confirmed what constitutes a large crowd, and the type of relevant venues, for potential certification, after the most of Covid restrictions in England were lifted on Monday.

In April, the Premier League wrote a letter along with other sporting bodies including the Football Association and English Football League to the UK’s major political parties and remain in the early stages of exploring Covid Status Certificates.

"All of our sports can see the benefit that a COVID certification process offers in getting more fans safely back to their sport as quickly as possible," stated the letter. "We know that our stadia can only be fully filled with an assurance process.

"This process must ensure that everyone can access stadia and must include arrangements that would verify a negative Covid test or an antibody test or vaccination certification.”


source: SportMob