Premier League planning talks with Government and clubs over Covid protocols for fans’ return to matches

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The Premier League are planning talks with its clubs and the Government regarding what the protocols will be for fans returning to matches this season.

Supporters are set to return to grounds for the 2021-22 campaign, with the Premier League aiming for stadiums to be at full capacity again.

Covid-19 restrictions in the UK were eased on Monday as the Government moved to Step 4 of their roadmap out of the pandemic.

The situation, however, is still unclear as to what protocols will be in place for fans ahead of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on August 13 when Brentford host Arsenal.

The prospect of face masks, staggered entry time for fans and supporters having have to had received both doses of the vaccine by late the end of September have been mooted as possible requirements.

“I can serve notice now that by the end of September when all over 18s will have had their chance to be double jabbed, we’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a press conference on Monday. “Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough.”

The Premier League are understood to be reviewing the latest Government guidance before deciding what the new protocols will be.

They will hold talks with the Government and their 20 clubs to decide what the new protocols will be for the new season.

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