Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid-19 vaccine
The Premier League goes on to rule out going about trying to source a private source of coronavirus vaccine even with a recent flurry of postponements of top-flight matches.
The PA news agency reported at the start of December that the league had ruled out any action to secure a supply, and it is understood latest developments haven’t changed that job.
The league is understood to believe that the most susceptible in society must get the vaccine first, what happens in just about any case, at present, demand outstrips resource and governments all over the world have purchased up stocks before makers have even created them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist with the rollout of vaccines, that will now be in a position to take place on a much greater scale following the approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are actually understood to be prepared to help you in any way they’ll be able to if approached to do it.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there was no plans to pause the season, and on occasion even any talks over such a move, despite two games being called off and so much this week.
Manchester City‘s match against Everton on Monday was postponed due to coronavirus, and so too was Fulham’s match at Tottenham on Wednesday.
The league reported 18 positive situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of staff and players, probably the highest number since testing began as part of Project Restart in the summer.
But the Premier League statement added: “The league continues to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to allow fixtures to be played as scheduled, and those protocols continue to experience the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players as well as staff the priority, the league is additionally totally supportive of how clubs are actually applying the protocols as well as rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest club to inform the EFL of their inability to fulfil a fixture, in cases like this their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in this division thanks to be played on Saturday have recently been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of rise as well as postponements increase in infections has placed question marks over the amount of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will experience testing beforehand. Testing for non Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.