2020 was globally recorded as a pandemic-driven year as many sporting activities had to halted due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. Lockdowns had to be imposed and fans were not allowed in sporting centres.
2021 has brought about more balance, with normal sporting activities resumed and fans fully back in stadiums. However, the latest tests carried out by all the 20 PL clubs have brought out the highest number of positive results since 40 in January.
Brighton, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Spurs and Norwich have all confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. The Brighton vs Tottenham fixture was postponed on Saturday due to multiple coronavirus cases at Spurs.
Manchester United’s game away to Brentford is also in doubt as Manchester Utd have been forced to close their training ground after positive results from the recent Covid-19 tests.
However, new COVID-19 have been introduced for better safety, these measures include:
Social distancing and wearing masks. Also, fans now have to show proof of double vaccination or a negative test result to attend Premier League matches with more than 10,000 people in England.
With this new wave of Covid-19 cases in England, we could witness matches without fans once again, but for now, PL action continues.