EXCLUSIVE: Broadcasters are BANNED from filming inside Premier League dressing rooms on matchdays as rule changes in light of recent Covid outbreaks scale media privileges back
- Premier League clubs have been sent a document on new media privileges
- The document, seen by Sportsmail, brings a ban on dressing room filming
- A recent Covid spike across the league has seen broadcasting privileges limited
Premier League broadcasters have been banned from filming in dressing rooms on match-days as top-flight officials scale back media privileges in light of the recent Covid spike.
Clubs have been sent notice of changes to their broadcasting and media operations restrictions ahead of a meeting with all 20 teams on Thursday afternoon.
Sportsmail has seen the document detailing the new restrictions, with the most significant being the removal of dressing room filming.
Broadcasters have been banned from filming in Premier League dressing rooms on matchdays
Pre-Covid, cameras were allowed into dressing rooms for a five minute period pre-kick off.
That was stopped due to the pandemic, but has started to be reintroduced over the past few weeks as broadcasting operations moved closer towards normality.
But that entitlement is once again prohibited on a match day amid the rising number of top-flight Covid cases.
Host-broadcasters, such as Sky and BT, will continue to be allowed to conduct pre and post match interviews indoors – but testing to enter the ‘purple zone’ must now take place within a day of the game.
A surge in Covid cases across the league has seen media privileges limited under new rules