Premier League Announce Relaxing of Covid-19 Restrictions – What You Need to Know

Premier League Covid-19 Guidance Update

Following the UK Government’s easing of COVID-19 “Autumn and Winter Plan B” restrictions, the Premier League have announce how that will translate for Premier League match-going fans. Anybody who has been to Villa Park or any other Premier League football ground will know that the majority of fans approach to Covid-19 protocol’s have been pretty relaxed anyway, with most people not wearing masks, with vaccine and test checks, seemingly an afterthought.

In line with the latest Government guidance, COVID passes will now no longer be enforced as a condition of entry to a Premier League match.

The Premier League states:

The Premier League and clubs will continue to urge fans to follow public health guidance to keep each other safe on a matchday, including wearing face coverings when indoors or in crowded areas.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, it is vital supporters continue to do all they can to minimise the risk of passing on COVID-19.

There are some simple ways fans can help keep each other stay safe on a matchday:

  • Be responsible and do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wear face coverings in indoor and crowded areas
  • Continue to regularly wash your hands
  • If possible, take a COVID-19 test on a matchday to check there is no risk of passing on the virus
  • The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated

‘Everyone still has a role to play’

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said:

“Despite Government restrictions easing, everyone still has a role to play in making sure people feel safe at our matches. We and our clubs urge supporters to continue to do all they can to follow public health guidance to minimise the risk of passing on COVID-19.”

The new matchday protocols for fans will come into effect immediately, kick-starting on Saturday 5 February with the match between Burnley and Watford.

Villa’s next match will be the Wednesday February 9th Villa Park clash with Leeds United.


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