Premier League players to self-isolate for 10 days following European away trips

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The government has introduced new restrictions for the 20 clubs in the Premier League which means players and staff must now self-isolate for up to 10 days after returning from Champions League and Europa League away matches, reports the Daily Mail.

Players will be allowed to leave home to attend training and matches but must remain at their homes for the rest of the isolation period.

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The new rules apply for all football matches played overseas which  has further complicated the schedules of teams still in the Champions League and Europa League.

The isolation period can be reduced by half if the player of staff member can provide a negative Covid-19 test after five days in isolation.

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These latest restrictions have brought football in line with the rest of the UK when it comes to re-entering the country from abroad.

The new rules also mean that any player on international duty is required to remain in their sporting bubble at all times. Failure to comply with the rules would lead to a period of isolation upon their return.


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