Italy’s athletes will have to comply with the new rules authorised by the Italian government in regards to vaccination against COVID-19.
Coming into mandatory effect as of January 10th, all Italian athletes will have to be jabbed. The green pass has so far been the main tool used, along with a negative test posted within 48 hours or recovering from COVID.
The Omicron variant has however led to a spike all around the globe, resulting in the tightening of restrictions. The Italian government drew up the new plans, introducing even the Super Green Pass, which means only vaccination status or recent recovery is acceptable.
Stadiums, gyms, swimming pools, locker rooms or any roofed sporting establishment will no longer allow negative tests as verification.
This means that athletes will have to be jabbed against the virus as otherwise they would have to wait for post-infection.
However, this shouldn’t so much of a problem, as the Lega Serie A report 98% of its players having been vaccinated in October.
In comparison, only 68% of English Premier League players were vaccinated in October, rising to 77% just this month.
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