Premier League reveals 80% of players are ‘fully vaccinated’ against Covid after 11 new positive cases were reported during the winter break
- 92 per cent of players and club staff have had at least one Covid jab
- 80 per cent of players ‘fully vaccinated’ after receiving two doses
- 11 positive coronavirus tests reported from latest round of testing this month
- Only 1,947 Covid-19 tests were administered due to mid-season player break
The Premier League has announced 92 per cent of players and club staff are ‘on the vaccination journey’ and four out of five players are ‘fully vaccinated’.
The league revealed the figures as it announced 11 positive coronavirus tests from its latest round of testing.
A statement read: ‘The Premier League can confirm today that between Monday, January 24 and Sunday, January 30, 1,947 Covid-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of these, there were 11 new positive cases.
Winger Adama Traore received a Covid booster after Wolves played Chelsea last month
‘Overall testing numbers are lower in this reporting period due to squads being away from training grounds as a result of the Premier League’s mid-season player break.
‘It was also confirmed 85 per cent of players have received one, two or three Covid-19 vaccination doses, with 92 per cent of players and club staff on the vaccination journey.
’80 per cent of Premier League players have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccination and therefore are classed as fully vaccinated under Government guidance.
‘Players who have had one or two doses are required to wait for the appropriate time period before receiving either their second or booster vaccinations.
‘The league continues to work with clubs to encourage vaccination among players and club staff, as well as promoting the Government’s public health vaccination messaging.’
The Premier League continues to promote vaccination among players and club staff