Premier League and EFL stars ditch Covid app to stop football pingdemic

Footballers in all four professional divisions have been removing the NHS Covid-19 app from their mobile phones ahead of next season — many doing so after encouragement from their clubs.

Almost 700,000 people using the service were told to self-isolate in the second week of this month.

Players are likely to receive a ‘ping’ from their phone if a team-mate tests positive for coronavirus given the close contact inside dressing rooms, and many have now deleted the app as clubs bid to avoid disruption to their seasons. 

Manchester United saw their pre-season preparations hit by a Covid scare earlier this week

Manchester United saw their pre-season preparations hit by a Covid scare earlier this week

Manchester United saw their pre-season preparations hit by a Covid scare earlier this week

Footballers have been removing the NHS Covid-19 app from their mobile phones

Footballers have been removing the NHS Covid-19 app from their mobile phones

Footballers have been removing the NHS Covid-19 app from their mobile phones

Sportsmail understands managers and club personnel have encouraged their players to remove the app from their phones, suggesting to their squads that it is the best course of action in a bid to avoid teams being left short on numbers at the start of the new term, which kicks off with the EFL Cup tie between Bournemouth and MK Dons on Saturday.

Other players — from the Premier League down to League Two — have binned the app as they seek to remain available for matches even if a colleague is isolating.

One EFL club are understood to have had a group of players — believed to be in double figures — forced to quarantine after receiving notification via the app when just three of their team-mates contracted Covid.

Daniel Farke's Norwich City also had to cancel a pre-season friendly due to positive tests

Daniel Farke's Norwich City also had to cancel a pre-season friendly due to positive tests

Daniel Farke’s Norwich City also had to cancel a pre-season friendly due to positive tests

Other teams not using the app are instead testing players who have been in contact with players who receive positive results and allowing them to continue their involvement provided they test negative.

The NHS app is not mandatory, although a text message to isolate from the Test and Trace system is an obligation.

A number of clubs in the Premier League and EFL have had their pre-seasons disrupted by Covid-19 outbreaks, which are widely considered to be the result of players socialising outside of their squad bubbles during the summer.

Many feel the app is unnecessary due to the regular testing of players.

Link hienalouca.com

Advertising:

Tips to Find Low Priced Luxury Holiday Package Deals Fast

For most families, it has already been a common practice to spend the Holiday season in a foreign location. This is caused by the aviation market changes which have given a lot of benefits for people who travel a lot. Airfares going to different tourist destinations are becoming more inexpensive. What does this mean? If there is a perfect time to purchase luxury holiday package deals, now it the right time! Based on the market trend nowadays, you can save both money and time when you go for a luxury holiday. There are countless offers that combine travel and accommodation in one package which is a lot cheaper than getting separate deals. Aside from that, it is also risky to individually book the services that you need for the vacation. You might end up missing out on some important details of the trip. Unlike when you take advantage of luxury holiday package deals, you can be sure that everything is organized meticulously and according to what you really need. Nonetheless, you would still need to carefully select the package that would fit your needs. Review the following tips in getting packages that are reasonably priced. · Normally, luxury tour packages include accommodation, flight travel and transportation to individual tourist destinations. It would be best to choose the complete package so you won’t have to worry about other vacation elements. In addition to that, these are the packages that have the biggest discounts. · You can get big mark down prices, if you will purchase more packages. It is not a bad idea to share the wonderful moment with your loved ones. By doing so, you would not only enjoy, you will also save more money. You can even use your savings for other activities on your vacation. · It would be best to know how much you are willing to pay for the luxury tour packages. You can already work around your budget. You have to stick to your budget. If not, you might end up spending a lot and you will be left with less money for your vacation. · Prices may vary depending on the destination of the tour. You can do a research about places that are attractive yet inexpensive. There are thousands of destinations and you just have to choose wisely. · There are packages that include recreational activities. This means that you are paying for all the activities when you purchase these packages. The right thing to do is to make sure that the activities that are included would be the ones that you really enjoy. There is no sense in paying for activities that will not really make your vacation memorable. If you are going with friends, you should also consider their preferences so that you can be sure that everyone will enjoy the trip. There are other ways on how you can be sure that you are getting the best deal for your luxury holiday vacation. No matter how you choose to do it, you have to get adequate information about the packages. This will help you determine whether it is worth the price.

(Total views: 67 Time, 1 visits per day)

Leave a Reply