New COVID-19 guidelines established for 2021 training camp and preseason offer relaxed rules for vaccinated individuals


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Mar 18, 2019

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a new set of COVID-19 guidelines for 2021 training camps and the preseason.

When players, coaches and staff arrive at their respective facilities across the league after the break that follows the end of mandatory minicamps, they'll return to find restrictions have been loosened for those who are fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

The memo released to NFL clubs on Wednesday outlines the new rules, which include no mask or physical-distancing mandates and no required daily testing for vaccinated individuals. Those who are not fully vaccinated are still required to be tested every day, still have to wear a mask at their club facility and during team travel, and they must maintain many of the restrictions that have become the norm over the past year.

Daily life at practice facilities will return to close to normal for fully vaccinated individuals, who will be allowed to eat in the cafeteria with other fully vaccinated people, use the sauna and steam room and use the weight room without capacity limits, assuming those in the room are all vaccinated.