London: Premier League players and staff will daily undergo lateral flow tests for Covid-19 as part of new measures approved by clubs on Tuesday to stem the increasing number of positive cases in England.
The top English league on Monday confirmed that there had been 42 positive Covid-19 cases over the last week, which is the highest recorded figure since the testing was included as part of Project Restart in the 2019-20 season.
The spread of the Covid-19 at Tottenham and Manchester United led to the postponement of two matches – Brighton vs Tottenham and Manchester United vs Brentford – within the space of just three days, the BBC reported.
Along with the daily tests to get access to training grounds, the players and staff will have to take a PCR test twice a week. The PCR test was part of the last season before it was changed to the lateral flow test.
The measures are expected to be implemented quickly, with additional mask-wearing, limiting physical treatment and maintaining social distancing.