Premier League have announced that the clash between Brentford and Man United has been postponed due to a number of first-team players and staff testing positive for COVID-19.
“The Premier League Board has decided to postpone Brentford’s home fixture against Manchester United, due to be played on Tuesday, 14 December at 19.30 GMT. The decision was taken following guidance from medical advisers due to the exceptional circumstances of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within Manchester United’s squad.” read the official statement.
“The League wishes a quick recovery to those players and staff with COVID-19. The postponed fixture will be rearranged in due course. With the health of players and staff the priority, and in light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Premier League has reintroduced Emergency Measures. These include protocols such as more frequent testing, wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing and limiting treatment time.” continued the statement.
The past week saw 42 tests return positive in the Premier League, the highest since January when 40 positive cases were recorded. Clubs including Spurs, Norwich, Aston Villa, Brighton and Leicester have all been affected. This comes amidst growing concerns ever since the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
England has since moved to ‘Plan B’, which means fans will be required to produce proof of double vaccination to attend Premier League games.