All premier league games cancelled so far due to Covid: Which games have been canceled? What are the Premier League rules?

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We list all Premier League and other football games that have been postponed due to Covid, as well as those that have been rescheduled so far; only six games have been postponed due to Covid in the 2020/21 season.

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Which games have been canceled as a result of Covid-19? Which of the following have already been rescheduled? And what are the Premier League’s postponement policies?

Which Premier League games have been postponed?

Brighton vs Tottenham – Sunday December 12, Premier League.

Brentford vs Man Utd – Tuesday December 14, Premier League

Burnley vs Watford – Wednesday December 15, Premier League

Leicester vs Tottenham – Thursday December 16, Premier League

Man Utd vs Brighton – Saturday December 18, Premier League

Watford vs Crystal Palace – Saturday December 18, Premier League

West Ham vs Norwich – Saturday December 18, Premier League (now January 12, 7.45pm)

Aston Villa vs Burnley – Saturday December 18, Premier League

Everton vs Leicester – Sunday December 19, Premier League (now January 11, 8pm)

Liverpool vs Leeds – Sunday December 26, Premier League

Wolves vs Watford – Sunday December 26, Premier League

Burnley vs Everton – Sunday December 26, Premier League

Leeds vs Aston Villa – Tuesday December 28, Premier League

Arsenal vs Wolves – Tuesday December 28, Premier League

Everton vs Newcastle – Thursday December 30, Premier League

Leicester vs Norwich – Saturday January 1, Premier League

Southampton vs Newcastle – Sunday January 2, Premier League

What games in the Premier League have been rescheduled?

Southampton vs Brentford – Tuesday January 11, Premier League, kick-off 7.45pm

Everton vs Leicester – Tuesday January 11, Premier League, kick-off 8pm

West Ham vs Norwich – Wednesday January 12, Premier League, kick-off 7.45pm

What other games have been rescheduled?

A number of other competitions’ matches have also been rescheduled.

Tottenham vs Rennes – Thursday December 9, Europa Conference League

Sheffield Utd vs QPR – Monday December 13, Championship

Man City Women vs Leicester City Women – Wednesday December 15, League Cup

Cardiff vs Derby – Saturday December 18, Championship

QPR vs Swansea – Saturday December 18, Championship

Reading vs Luton – Saturday December 18, Championship

Millwall vs Preston – Saturday December 18, Championship

AFC Wimbledon vs Portsmouth – Saturday December 18, League One

Gillingham vs Crewe – Saturday December 18, League One

Lincoln City vs Doncaster Rovers – Saturday December 18, League One

Sheffield Wednesday vs Accrington – Saturday December 18, League One

Barrow vs Northampton – Saturday December 18, League Two

Carlisle vs Bradford – Saturday December 18, League Two

Colchester vs Hartlepool – Saturday December 18, League Two

Crawley vs Oldham – Saturday December 18, League Two

Forest Green vs Mansfield Town – Saturday December 18, League Two

Scunthorpe vs Bristol Rovers – Saturday December 18, League Two

Chelsea Women vs West Ham Women – Sunday December 19, Women’s Super League

Man City Women vs Reading Women – Sunday December 19, Women’s Super League

Arsenal Women vs Brighton Women – Sunday December 19, Women’s Super League

Forest Green vs Colchester – Tuesday December 21 – League Two

Barnsley vs Stoke City – Sunday December 26 – Championship

Cardiff City vs Coventry City – Sunday December 26 – Championship

Fulham vs Birmingham – Sunday December 26 – Championship

Hull vs Blackburn – Sunday December 26 – Championship

Luton vs Bristol City – Sunday December 26 – Championship

Millwall vs Swansea – Sunday December 26 – Championship

Peterborough United vs Reading – Sunday December 26 – Championship

Preston vs Sheffield United – Sunday December 26 – Championship

AFC Wimbledon vs Charlton – Sunday December 26 – League One

Bolton vs Morecambe – Sunday December 26 – League One

Crewe vs Wigan – Sunday December 26 – League One

Portsmouth vs Oxford – Sunday December 26 – League One

Sheffield Wednesday vs Burton – Sunday December 26 – League One

Wycombe vs Cambridge – Sunday December 26 – League One

Bradford City vs Harrogate Town – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Bristol Rovers vs Sutton United – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Carlisle vs Rochdale – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Colchester vs Leyton Orient – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Exeter City vs Swindon Town – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Northampton Town vs Walsall – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Port Vale vs Salford – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Stevenage vs Crawley Town – Sunday December 26 – League Two

Swansea vs Luton – Wednesday December 29 – Championship

Sheffield United vs Hull – Wednesday December 29 – Championship

Charlton vs Gillingham – Wednesday December 29 – League One

Plymouth vs Portsmouth – Wednesday December 29 – League One

Forest Green vs Exeter – Wednesday December 29 – League Two

Leyton Orient vs Newport County – Wednesday December 29 – League Two

Walsall vs Bradford – Wednesday December 29 – League Two

Hartlepool vs Tranmere – Wednesday December 29 – League Two

Rochdale vs Port Vale – Wednesday December 29 – League Two

Harrogate Town vs Mansfield Town – Wednesday December 29 – League Two

West Brom vs Preston – Thursday December 30 – Championship

Birmingham City vs Peterborough – Thursday December 30 – Championship

Plymouth vs AFC Wimbledon – Saturday January 1 – League One

Coventry vs Luton – Saturday January 1 – Championship

Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough – Saturday, January 1 – Championship

Tranmere Rovers vs Salford City – Saturday January 1 – League Two

Ipswich Town vs Lincoln City – Saturday January 1 – League One

What are the Premier League’s postponement policies?

The Premier League handbook for the 2021/22 season included Covid protocols and stated that the Premier League’s board will “only permit the rearrangement or postponement of a league match in exceptional circumstances.”

The board makes decisions on a case-by-case basis, and the Premier League has stated that permission for a postponement will not be granted if a club has 14 or more players from their squad list available.

However, following the postponement of a number of games in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the Premier League published a new guide explaining match postponement protocols.

And when deciding whether to postpone a top-tier game, these factors are taken into account:

  1. The impact of COVID-19 infections on a club’s squad, including injuries, illness, and those isolating, as well as the number of players available on the squad list and any Under-21 players with relevant experience. The match will be postponed if a club is unable to field 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper from its squad list or appropriately experienced Under-21 players.
  2. The current status of any COVID-19 outbreak within a club, including the number of people affected, the sequence and source of infections, and their proximity to the game in question.
  3. The ability of a club to safely prepare its players for a match.
  4. Medical advice on whether playing the match poses an unacceptable risk to the health and safety of the players and staff.
  5. Any advice from the UK Health Security Agency or other government agencies.
  6. Any other unusual circumstances.

According to the PA news agency, Premier League players and staff are now required to take a lateral flow test every time they want to enter their club’s training grounds, as the competition ramps up its efforts to combat the threat posed by the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Individuals will be required to take a lateral flow test outside the facility, and PCR testing will be introduced twice a week.

The decision to increase testing was made at a meeting of the clubs’ shareholders on Tuesday, and it will be implemented alongside existing emergency measures that were reintroduced last week.