Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid-19 vaccine
The Premier League continues to rule out attempting to source a private supply of coronavirus vaccine despite 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 the own supply of its, and it is understood latest improvements have not changed that position.
The league is understood to think that the most vulnerable in society must get the vaccine first, and in just about any situation, at present, demand outstrips governments and source all over the world have ordered up stocks before manufacturers have also created them.
It is understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist with the rollout of vaccines, that will now be equipped to take place on a much greater scale following the acceptance of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be willing to help you in any approach they can when approached to do it.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there were no plans to pause the season, and on occasion even any talks over such a move, despite 2 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 found 18 good situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of staff as well as players, 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 make it possible for fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these protocols keep on to enjoy the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the league is also completely 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.
3 matches in that division because of to be played on Saturday have now been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of postponements and rise 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 face testing beforehand. Testing for non Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.