The Premier League has released results from the latest round of Covid-19 tests, which reveal that there were 103 positive cases out of 15,186 tests from December 20 to December 26.
The league confirmed that all 20 clubs have returned to emergency records in recent weeks, increasing player and staff tests to daily side flows and PCR tests twice a week. Before the Omicron variant arrived in the UK, players and staff performed side flow tests twice a week.
Both the increase in tests and the new variant are behind the sharp increase in positive cases.
The Premier League’s other emergency protocols include wearing masks in doors, social distancing and limited treatment time.
“Safety for all is a priority and the Premier League is taking all precautions in response to the effects of the Omicron variant of Covid-19,” they said in a statement.
“The league continues to work with clubs to keep people safe by helping reduce the risks of Covid-19 within their squads.
“We also have close contact with the government, local authorities and supporter groups, at the same time as we are sensitive to any future changes in national or local guidance.
The Premier League provides this aggregated information for competitive integrity and transparency.
“No specific details about clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and the results will be published weekly.”
Wolves’ trip to Arsenal on December 28 is the latest to be canceled after a Covid outburst in Bruno Lage’s squad.
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