Updated: Premier League rules for Covid match postponements
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Updated: Premier League rules for Covid match postponements

Premier League clubs have agreed to update  COVID-19 match postponement guidance. 

The clubs reportedly agreed that for a game to be postponed, a club must have four positive Covid cases. 

A statement from the Premier League on Wednesday read; 

"From now on, if a club applies to postpone a match on the grounds of insufficient players due to COVID-19, they must have a minimum of four positive cases within their squad.

"This guidance will come into effect ahead of the next Premier League fixture on Saturday 5 February (Burnley v Watford).

The guidance was last updated in December in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant.

The League's postponement rules and guidance are designed to protect the wellbeing of players and staff while maintaining the sporting integrity of the competition and the quality of squads playing League matches.