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Premier League clubs will have to provide proof of a minimum of four positive Covid-19 cases to be able to request a postponement moving forward, it has been confirmed.

Due to the recent wave of the Omicron variant, English football has been hammered by postponements in recent weeks, including in the Premier League, where more than 20 fixtures have been postponed in the last six weeks or so.

Clubs have been able to request a postponement if they have determined that they have had an insufficient number of players available to them to fulfill the fixture in question, whether it be as a result of Covid-19 cases, injury issues or players away on international duty.

However, a statement released by the Premier League this afternoon has confirmed that, following a meeting amongst its member clubs, the Covid-19 match postponement guidance is to be changed from Saturday, February 5, with clubs set to be forced to provide evidence of a minimum of four positive Covid-19 cases to have a game called off.

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The Premier League has confirmed changes to its match postponement protocol. (Image: Visionhaus / Getty Images.)

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