Salernitana perilously close to COVID protocol cut-off point against Napoli

by | Jan 19, 2022 16:52

Under the new COVID protocol, Salernitana could ask to postpone this weekend’s game with Napoli if one more player tests positive.

The new protocol was confirmed by the Government, Lega Serie A, FIGC and local health authorities (ASL) last night.

It means a club can request the postponement of a fixture if 35 per cent of the squad tests positive for COVID-19.

The quota was set based on a 25-man squad, so nine players positive at any one time can activate the request to delay the game.

Salernitana announced this afternoon that another player has tested positive, taking the current total to eight.

That is just one shy of the cut-off point, so local health authorities are keeping a close eye on the situation in case of any further developments.

Salernitana were yesterday docked one point and given an automatic 3-0 defeat for the game they did not play against Udinese on December 21.

They argued that the squad was ordered into quarantine by the ASL, but the Disciplinary Commission pored through emails and insisted Salernitana had actively encouraged the local health authorities to intervene.

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