Who will be inside stadiums when Premier League returns today?
The English Premier League season will resume on Wednesday without fans after a three-month stoppage due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following are the people allowed inside stadiums as well as the protocols and requirements for clubs to host matches:
* All the remaining games will be played without fans.
* A maximum of 300 people - including broadcast staff, written media, commentators, doping officials and scouts - will be allowed inside stadiums on matchdays.
* Stadiums will be split into red, amber and green zones with each team's red zone pass holders to include 20 players, 12 coaching and medical staff and a further five "essential staff".
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* The amber zone will include non-essential staff, such as analysts, while all others will be placed in the green zone.
* Players will undergo Covid-19 tests at their club's training ground before travelling to stadiums for matches.
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* Teams will take the field separately, not side-by-side, and games will feature drinks breaks midway through each half.
* Players will line up for the Premier League anthem in a staggered formation rather than form a straight line as before.
Non-playing and coaching staff must wear face coverings and clubs must apply strict cleaning and disinfection measures inside the stadium, including- Premier League (@premierleague) June 15, 2020
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* There will be no pre-match handshakes between teams and no handshakes at the coin toss.
* Players must maintain distance during goal celebrations.
* Players cannot spit or clear their noses on the field of play.
* Players must avoid mass confrontations with opponents and cannot crowd match officials.
* Players should use their own water bottles and make use of hand-sanitisers before and after every match.
Players and manager guidelines:- Premier League (@premierleague) June 16, 2020
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* Medical staff will wear protective equipment when treating players.
* Substitutes and managers on the bench will not be required to wear masks and players do not have to wear them when entering the stadium or dressing room.
* Teams can have nine players on the bench instead of seven and can make five substitutes during a match, instead of three.
* The technical area for managers will be reconfigured to allow for greater social distancing, as will team dugouts.
* Corner flags, goalposts, substitution boards and match balls will be thoroughly disinfected before games.
* Clubs will be encouraged to travel by plane and avoid staying in hotels before games.
* Clubs are expected to use at least three coaches for matchday travel with drivers who have already undergone novel coronavirus tests.
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