The Premier League is set to present plans for the 2020/21 season to be curtailed if a spike in Covid-19 cases causes football to come to halt once more.
English football was suspended indefinitely in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Premier League eventually resuming on June 17 after a three-month absence, with the remaining 92 fixtures played behind-closed-doors.
The new season is scheduled to begin on September 12 with fixtures to initially continue without supporters present inside stadiums, though according to The Guardian, plans for a ‘worst-case scenario’ should the UK suffer from a second spike in Covid-19 cases throughout the winter months are currently being drawn up.
Premier League authorities are aware that the challenges facing the league will be even more significant should a new coronavirus wave arise in the winter, where fixtures are already congested in the traditional festive football calendar.
Plans are now being drawn up in the event that football is suspended once more, with proposals including the prospect of the Premier League being curtailed and standings remaining final if more than 50% of fixtures have been played.
The proposals will be put towards clubs on September 3rd and there is ‘confidence’ the plans will gain support from the representative sides, the division’s leading figures keen to avoid contentious discussion on how to determine the standings should a coronavirus spike curtail the campaign.