Premier League make major Covid-19 decision that affects Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
From Friday, February 11, the Premier League has declared that “a number” of the emergency Covid-19 measures would be lifted.
Since the launch of “Project Restart” in the middle of 2020, there have been severe Covid-related guidelines in place at stadiums around the UK for fans, players, and staff to observe.
Testing on a regular basis, zone segregation, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and limits on media activities are all part of the guidelines. The limitations were slightly relaxed when the’second wave’ of coronavirus hit the UK.
However, after the Omicron strain of the virus had a major impact on the country around Christmas, the laws were tightened once again to attempt to stop the infection from spreading.
Boris Johnson said earlier this week that the UK will abolish all Covid restrictions by the end of February, and it appears that the Premier League will follow suit.
The Premier League issued the following statement: “A number of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures will be lifted as of Friday, February 11th, according to today’s Premier League Shareholders’ meeting.
“Restrictions such as wearing facial covers in interior locations and restricting treatment duration will be lifted, however the obligation to guarantee social separation indoors will be maintained. From Monday, February 14th, lateral flow testing for players and key club employees will be conducted twice weekly.
“The COVID-19 Emergency Measures in place in the Premier League are being reviewed on a daily basis, with the goal of them expiring at the end of this month.”
This, of course, has an influence on Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur, as things appear to be returning to normalcy.
While “a few” of the Premier League’s emergency measures will be eliminated this week, the governing body also promises that all limitations will be abolished by the end of February.