A collection of pressing conferences have been arrange between the Premier League, captains and managers to deal with the brand new Covid protocols – amid fears that continued non-compliance might set off authorities intervention.
As Sportsmail revealed final week, a collection of stringent measures have been despatched to golf equipment within the wake of the brand new pressure of the pandemic.
Gamers have been instructed that they need to keep away from hugging, high-fives and handshakes, with sanctions promised for breaches. Nevertheless, top-flight matches because the protocols have been despatched out have seen repeated situations of group hugs following objectives. Sheffield United and each Manchester golf equipment are amongst these to have celebrated as regular.
Premier League officers will maintain calls with golf equipment over the brand new Covid protocols on contact
Regardless of being urged to not, gamers are nonetheless celebrating with hugs, high-fives and handshakes
Premier League concern the Authorities will intervene if gamers proceed to rejoice as regular
Sportsmail can reveal that the continued scenario has prompted anxious Premier League officers to take motion.
They are going to maintain a collection of calls with captains, managers and key workers – considered security officers – on Thursday and Friday at 2pm and 4pm.
4 summits shall be held on every afternoon. On the calls they’re anticipated to be reminded of the brand new protocols, the reasoning behind them and the potential influence that repeated non-compliance may have.
The Premier League say that the talks have been deliberate as a part of the rollout of the brand new protocols. Golf equipment have been knowledgeable of the conferences on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam stated footballers wanted to keep away from pointless types of bodily contact. However the identical night, Metropolis’s gamers celebrated Phil Foden’s successful, first-half purpose in opposition to Brighton with a nine-man hug.
Manchester United stars broke new Covid guidelines by celebrating as a gaggle on Tuesday evening
Everton gamers additionally ignored the principles when celebrating Alex Iwobi’s purpose in opposition to Wolves