Published:5 January 2021
After two fixtures were delayed due to COVID-19, the English Premier League (EPL) said they are not planning to pause the season and will play matches as planned.
In a statement, the Premier League said it has the UK government's support and has confidence in its COVID-19 protocols to allow fixtures as scheduled.
The Premier League has not addressed the pause of the season and has no plans to do so. To allow fixtures to be played as planned, the League continues to have confidence in its COVID-19 protocols, and these protocols continue to have full government support," The Premier League has not thought about stopping the season and has no plans to do so. To allow fixtures to be played as planned, the League continues to have confidence in its COVID-19 protocols, and these protocols continue to have full government support,"
This comes after matches between Tottenham and Fulham, and after several positive coronavirus cases were confirmed, Manchester City's clash against Everton was postponed.
EPL is also fully supportive of how clubs are enforcing the protocols and rules, with the welfare of players and workers being the focus, "With the health of players and staff being the superiority, the League is also fully supportive of how clubs are performing the standard and rules,"
On Wednesday, after a large spike in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as many players exhibiting symptoms, Fulham filed a request with the Premier League Board to rearrange the fixture.
The Board of the Premier League consulted its medical experts. The judgment to suspend the game was taken as a precaution and a priority for players and employees' wellbeing.
Over the past day, the UK registered 50,023 new positive cases of coronavirus as the country is fighting a surge linked to discovering a new variant that is thought to be more transmissible.
Like London, parts of the United Kingdom are subject to the strictest degree of lockdown and other careful steps resulting from the new version.