English clubs receive incentives to encourage full vaccination against Covid-19

LONDON: English Premiership, Women’s Premier 15 and Second Tier Championship clubs will be allowed to relax existing Covid-19 restrictions on condition that more than 85% of their players and staff are vaccinated, the Professional Game said on Monday. Board (PGB).

The new measures were approved to encourage elite clubs to fully immunize all their employees.

“The health and safety of everyone involved in elite play is our priority and we know it is essential to ensure that the vast majority of players and management are fully immunized as soon as possible,” said Chris Booy, president of the PGB. (Photo) said in a statement.

“It’s always a personal choice to get the vaccine, but we want to strongly encourage as many players and staff as possible to get the vaccine so that we can proactively contribute as much as possible to the safety of our communities in the world. broad sense and our players, staff and supporters. “

All clubs would still be required to perform at least two lateral flow tests per week, the PGB said, but players and staff will not be required to socially distance themselves or wear a mask in practice or on the days. match. – Reuters

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