English Premier League to remove all emergency Covid-19 measures by end of February
The Premier League remains on course to remove all of its Covid-19 emergency measures by the end of February after prime minister Boris Johnson announced all restrictions will be lifted in England from Thursday.
The PM announced the legal requirement for people who test positive for coronavirus to self-isolate will be removed from Thursday and free symptomatic and asymptomatic testing will end in England from April 1.
Johnson confirmed the move as he unveiled his government’s plan for “living with Covid”, with the changes subject to approval by parliament.
The Premier League is now revising its emergency measures and a review is under way that could see only players who have symptoms being tested.
The decision to phase out the measures was taken at a Premier League shareholders’ meeting 11 days ago.