West Ham are set to become the first club to trial an innovative new initiative that could speed up fans’ return to stadiums.
The east Londoners are working on a Covid-19 protection sanitiser tunnel, designed to provide an added layer of security for supporters concerned about the coronavirus risk.
The innovation is understood to consist of three sets of tunnels which provide facial recognition and takes the temperature of fans.
As they walk in they are sprayed lightly with a non-alcoholic based solution before they emerge on the other side.
West Ham are using it at their Chadwell Heath training centre for the players, their family members and staff at the club as an extra protection as they take a proactive approach towards getting people in safely.
David Moyes' men host Newcastle in their opening game of the season on Saturday but are not expected to have the technology installed by then.
Instead they will continue to test its effectiveness to ensure it is able to have a consistent impact.
Meanwhile, the Premier League announced the Covid-19 tests conducted between August 31 and September 6 on 1,605 players and club personnel produced three more cases, with those people now isolating for 10 days.
A statement on Monday evening read: "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 31 August and Sunday 6 September, 1,605 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, there were three new positive tests.
"Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing."
Earlier on Monday, Manchester City revealed Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte had tested positive for coronavirus.
City said that neither forward Mahrez nor defender Laporte, now self-isolating, were displaying symptoms.
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