Wolf players banned from supermarket trips
Wolves have told their players they are not allowed to go to the supermarket in order to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus.
As the new strain of the virus wreaks havoc across the UK, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed his players and their families have been instructed not to do the department store in person.
The new strain has forced the Premier League to return to testing twice a week to make sure no game is postponed. Previously, players and staff from all Premier League clubs since the start of the 2020/21 season had only been tested on a weekly basis.
With infection rates rising rapidly over the Christmas period, Liverpool and Everton remain the only teams allowed to enter their stadiums. All other top clubs are level 3 or 4, preventing spectators from attending matches.
Nuno explained the steps the wolves had taken before the new outbreak, detailing the precautions the West Midlands club have put in place.
“Since the start of the pandemic our staff in the kitchen have put together a big box of the basic things we need and during the height of the pandemic everyone has it,” Nuno said (via BBC Football ).
“As it started to improve, we were like, ‘OK, now you are free to go do your own shopping. But now the levels are going up and there is the new variation that everyone is worried about, we have started over again so players and their families are not going to the supermarkets.
Another setback on the road to normalcy, Nuno stressed the importance of the measure for the Tier 3 club, just as Manchester City reported that two of their players, Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker, contracted the virus on the day of Christmas.
“It’s about protecting yourself. There are so many people to take care of us. ”