Sport news REVEALED: Premier League players and staff must now self-isolate for up to 10 DAYS after returning from Champions League and Europa League away matches, with stars ONLY allowed to leave home for training and matches Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - Outside of training and competing, a mandatory 10-day quarantine will now be required for all overseas trips for club or international football, complicating the calendar for teams active in Europe.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! New UK government guidance means Premier League players and coaches will be required to isolate for 10 days following any overseas trip, complicating the schedules of teams still in the Champions League and Europa League.Prior to Sunday's new restrictions being detailed to all 20 Premier League clubs, revealed by the Athletic, there were no targeted guidelines for players and staff returning from overseas trips. The 10-day period can be reduced by half if a player of staff member can provide a negative Covid-19 test following a five-day isolation. But outside of training and competing, a mandatory 10-day quarantine will now be required for all overseas trips for club or international football. Premier League teams have been told they will need to isolate for 10 days for any overseas trip, complicating how teams in the Champions League, like Liverpool (right), navigate the rules Manchester United are still active in the Europa League and have a squad full of internationals RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Goodbye to the league as well?' Barcelona slammed by... Gary Neville claims Liverpool look like beaten 'ZOMBIES' and... Ask Crouchie! Peter Crouch is back to answer YOUR... IAN LADYMAN: Harry Kane looks stuck at Tottenham... who is... Share this article Share During the period of isolation, players and staff would only be made eligible to leave their home for competition. It brings football in line with the rest of the UK population when it comes to re-entering the country.The new rules also take away the quarantine exemption for new player signings and coaching appointments. Last month, Thomas Tuchel travelled over from Germany to succeed Frank Lampard at Chelsea and he immediately became part of the first-team bubble, utilising the quarantine exemption. Thomas Tuchel flew over from Germany to become Chelsea boss and he avoiding spending a period in quarantine by using an exemption which has been retracted under the new rulesBut if he was to join now he would be required to wait a minimum of five days, then producing a negative Covid-19 test, before he would be eligible for involvement. As well as providing added complications for teams in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, this also presents a number of challenges for players preparing to be called up for international duty. Players will be required to remain in their sporting bubble at all times while on international duty.
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. Any trip outside of a sporting bubble during an overseas trip would invalidate any quarantine exemption and those players and coaches would then need to self-isolate for 10 days. Arsenal played Benfica in Rome and Thursday's second leg will see them go to Piraeus, GreeceUK government guidelines, first introduced in November, state that individuals must not exercise outdoors, go to the supermarket or take journeys in taxis when in a period of isolation and breaches of those results can lead to fines of as much as £10,000.Both Manchester City and Chelsea are in Champions League action this week and the new guidance will directly impact their return to the UK.City are away to German side Borussia Monchengladbach while Tuchel's Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid in Bucharest, due to Spain's strict restrictions on UK visitors.Pep Guardiola's City will face Monchengladbach at the Puskas Arena in Hungary for their last-16 first leg on February 24. Arsenal, still competing in the Europa League, face Benfica in Greece for their second leg last-32 tie due to Portugal being on a 'red list' of countries drawn up by the UK government amid the ongoing Covid pandemic. More to follow. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Goodbye to the league as well?' Barcelona slammed by... Gary Neville claims Liverpool look like beaten 'ZOMBIES' and... Ask Crouchie! Peter Crouch is back to answer YOUR... IAN LADYMAN: Harry Kane looks stuck at Tottenham... who is...
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