sport news Omicron: Premier League stars will need to get tested on CHRISTMAS DAY

sport news Omicron: Premier League stars will need to get tested on CHRISTMAS DAY
sport news Omicron: Premier League stars will need to get tested on CHRISTMAS DAY
Premier League stars will need to get PCR tested on CHRISTMAS DAY as bosses unanimously agree to invoke emergency protocol in a bid to avoid an Omicron shutdown amid a surge of Covid outbreaks at different clubs Premier League players will be required to be tested for Covid nine times a week Clubs have been asked to consider daily LFT tests plus two PCR tests each week As part of the latest measures, players will need to be tested on Christmas Day  Before being admitted to a training ground, players and staff will test in their car  Premier League detailed a record 42 positive tests across two cycles last week 

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Premier League players will be forced to report to club training grounds for PCR tests on Christmas Day as part of a massively increased screening programme designed to save the festive programme from the threat of an Omicron shutdown.

Under new emergency protocols agreed by clubs on Tuesday, players will be asked to take up to nine Covid-19 tests each week - seven lateral flow and two PCR - due to fears about the greater transmissibility of the new variant.

While clubs unanimously agreed to the new testing regime, there are concerns in some quarters about the logistics involved, particularly the decision to make PCR tests mandatory the day before each fixture.

Christmas Day PCR tests will be required for Premier League players under new protocols

Christmas Day PCR tests will be required for Premier League players under new protocols

 

As a result, away teams may have to travel considerable distances while waiting for test results to ensure games can go ahead.

That may lead to the

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