The EFL and its Clubs are continually assessing the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to amend and update all relevant training and matchday protocols and procedures.
To seek to continuously enhance the safety procedures used by Clubs to keep players, staff and (where permitted) supporters safe, a number of ongoing measures are being reviewed and implemented.
Participants' Behaviour Brief
Protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of all participants continues to be the primary objective of League competition. Matchday behaviours will need to be modified to help to reduce risk and maximise personal safety.
The 2020/21 Participants' Behaviour Briefing can be found here: Participants' Behaviour Brief
Management of the Indoor Environment
This document has been produced to update and remind Clubs regarding COVID-19 risk minimisation. Where Clubs are implementing these measures well, training grounds and stadia thus far are not acting as a vector for sustained transmission in most instances.
The emergence of a new, more transmissible variant has placed an additional responsibility to address these issues in EFL Clubs, and for all staff and players to adhere to basic occupational health principles of physical distancing, wearing facial coverings and personal hygiene. These measures can - and in some Clubs has - halted transmission of the new variant, but requires strict compliance.
Clubs have recently been required to review and update their operational protocols to ensure they are as robust as possible, paying particular attention to social distancing and hygiene measures in place at the venue.
The January 2021 updated Management of the Indoor Environment document can be found here: Management of the Indoor Environment
Supporters’ Code of Conduct
Read the EFL's Supporters’ Code of Conduct here.
The EFL can confirm that a total of 5318 players and Club staff from all 72 EFL Clubs were tested as part of last week’s testing programme, with 1 positive case returned.
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The EFL can confirm that a total of 5597 players and Club staff from all 72 EFL Clubs were tested as part of last week’s testing programme, with 1 positive case returned.