a Premier League A statement was issued on Monday regarding the matches to be held at the end of the year. After a meeting with club representatives, it was decided to “continue with the current sporting schedule whenever possible”.
it was confirmed #pl The club meeting today recognizes that the many clubs are facing the COVID-19 outbreak and challenges, it is the league’s collective intention to continue the current fixture program where safely possible
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 20, 2021
The final round of the Premier League in the UK resulted in the postponement of doubles as a result of Covid-19. Athletes also tested positive for coronavirus and cheated on their teams.
“The health and well-being of all involved is our priority and the league will continue to monitor and reflect public health guidelines, always proceeding with caution,” the published note said.
In total, six matches were initially planned: Aston Villa v Burnley, Manchester United v Brighton, Southampton v Brentford, Watford v Crystal Palace, West Ham v Norwich and Everton v Leicester. In addition to the above conflicts, four other games in the 16th and 17th rounds were also postponed.
The Premier League also reported that “92% of players and club staff have received one, two or three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 84% of players on the vaccination programme.”
“Players who have received one or two doses should wait a reasonable period of time before receiving their second or booster vaccinations. The league should encourage vaccination among players and staff, as well as public health vaccination messages from the government. continues to work with clubs to promote clubs and the general public”, he said.
The Premier League has 20 games scheduled until the end of 2021. The 19th round will consist of nine games in the traditional boxing Day, on 26 December, and another on 27. In the 20th round, in turn, doubles are determined for 28, 29 and 30.