Premier League offers a special reward to clubs with the highest number of Covid vaccinations. The exact incentive is unknown. It comes in the midst of real concerns about the relatively low levels of Covid protection for Premier League players.
The Premier League has revealed that 13 of the 20 clubs in the top division have squads where fewer than 50-percent of the players are fully vaccinated. League officials have now written directly to clubs offering a special “reward” to those with the highest number of vaccinated players.
The Premier League is considering whether to "reward" clubs whose coronavirus vaccination rates are high.
The league said only seven clubs' squads are more than 50% fully vaccinated.#bbcfootball
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 29, 2021
With winter approaching, officials want to ensure tier 1 of the game is one step ahead of any stricter regulation. A key part of the Premier League letter says.
According to the data we have, only seven clubs’ squads are more than 50 per cent fully vaccinated, so we have a way to go.
It is increasingly clear that full vaccination will be the key criteria for Government and health authorities. In terms of international travel and potential Covid certification at large scale events.
In a report by Sportsmail, only Wolves, Leeds United and Brentford have vaccination rates close to 100%. While Chelsea’s N’golo Kante has tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days. He will now miss the upcoming Champions League as well as the Premier League fixtures.
However, in an interview, Thomas Tuchel said he will keeping treating his players like “adults”. Reiterating the point that it’s not his job to force his players to take the vaccination.
Although now the Premier rewards idea of rewarding the clubs can push the club’s hands. How many of the clubs and players comply, remains to be seen.