As a possible location for the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine, Tottenham provided the NHS use of their stadium.

During the first lockdown, the £ 1bn venues were used for antenatal treatment and it is currently being used as a research site.

Two licensed vaccines are now being carried out in the community, with priority given to the most vulnerable members of society.

However, despite the Premier League announcing a record 40 positive tests on Tuesday, professional footballers will not be among the first to be vaccinated.

Out of 1,311 tests taken between 28 December and 31 December, twenty-eight positive results were returned, with a further 12 new positive tests recorded from 984 tests performed between 1 January and 3 January.

In last week’s Premier League coronavirus results, which were registered between December 21-27 and were the highest number, eighteen individuals tested positive.

On December 28, Everton vs Manchester City, Tottenham vs Fulham on December 30, and Burnley vs Fulham on January 3 were all forced to be postponed in City and Fulham amid coronavirus outbreaks.

Given the increasing number of postponed matches, the Premier League has not addressed the prospect of a circuit breaker for the season.

Last week it was announced that, amid a recent flurry of postponements of top-flight matches, the Premier League continued to rule out trying to source a private supply of coronavirus vaccine.

At the beginning of December, it was announced that the league had ruled out any attempt to secure its supply, and recent developments are understood to have not changed that stance.

The League is known to believe that the vaccine should first be obtained by the neediest in society and, in any event, demand now outstrips supply, and governments around the world have purchased supplies before manufacturers have even manufactured them.

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