Premier League stars face compulsory COVID vaccination under new Government plan

Premier League players and staff face compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations but not everyone agrees it’s necessary.

According to the Daily Mail, Premier League players and staff face compulsory vaccinations against COVID-19 as part of the Government plan.

This means players and other match-day personnel must be tweeted twice a week in COVID-secure red zones at stadiums and training grounds.

However, under new guidelines issues by the Government, negative tests will no longer be enough for players who may now require two jabs of the vaccinations on offer.

The Government announced this week that fans would require a COVID passport showing their vaccination status, if they wish to attend games from October 1, as per Sky Sports.

A definite decision has yet to be made as Brentford prepare to face Arsenal on August 13, the first game of the new season, and the Premier League is reviewing the latest guidance whilst working with clubs, supporters and the authorities to finalise its protocols.

Former Manchester United captain turned pundit, Gary Neville, is not in favour of fans requiring a COVID-19 passport to attend football matches.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson emphasized the need to remain ‘cautious’ after restriuctions were lifted in the UK earlier this week.

The Daily Mail claim only two of the 20 Premier League clubs have so far vaccinated all of their staff.

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