Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid 19 vaccine
The Premier League goes on to rule out going about trying to source a private supply 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 move to secure its own supply, and it is understood recent improvements haven’t changed that job.
The league is understood to think that the most susceptible in society must get the vaccine to start with, and in just about any case, at present, demand outstrips supply and governments around the world have purchased up stocks before makers have also created them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist with the rollout of vaccines, that will now be able to take place on a much greater scale following the acceptance of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are actually understood to be prepared to help you in any approach they can if approached to do so.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there were no plans to pause the season, as well as any interactions over such a move, despite two games being called off so much this week.
Manchester City‘s match against Everton on Monday was postponed due to coronavirus, and so very was Fulham’s match at Tottenham on Wednesday.
The league found eighteen good 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 declaration added: “The league will continue to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to enable fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these protocols keep on to enjoy the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players as well as staff the priority, the league is also fully supportive of exactly how clubs are applying the protocols as well as rules.”
Shrewsbury became the most recent club to inform the EFL of the inability of theirs to fulfil a fixture, in cases like this their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
Three matches in that division because of to be played on Saturday have now been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of rise and postponements increasing amount of infections has placed question marks over the amount of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will likely be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will face tests beforehand. Testing for non-Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.