Several Premier League clubs have been allowed fans to the territory in recent weeks as the UK government has adopted a four-level system.

Wolves players were under the shopping restriction

Wolves players were banned from going to the supermarket as the club seeks to limit their risk of contracting the coronavirus. Several Premier League clubs have been allowed fans to the territory in recent weeks. As the UK government has adopted a four-level system. However, with large parts of the country now back under harsh restrictions. As the infection rate rises, only Liverpool and Everton are allowed to welcome home fans to their matches. Only one Premier League match this season had to be postponed due to Covid-19, as Newcastle United were unable to visit their training ground before the collision with Aston Villa due to an intra-group outbreak. The league is now returning to testing twice a week as the fixture list becomes more and more overfull and Wolves have taken steps to reduce their players’ exposure.

It’s about protecting ourselves

“It’s about protecting yourself,” said Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo. “Since the start of the pandemic, our kitchen staff have packed a big box of basic things we need, and at the height of the pandemic, everyone had it. As it started to improve, we said, “Okay, now you’re free to go and do your shopping. The levels are increasing, and there is a new variation that everyone is worried about, we started doing it again. So the players and their families don’t go to the supermarkets. It’s about securing ourselves. There are a lot of people to take care of us.” Wolverhampton were in apathetic shape and lost to Burnley last time. They host Tottenham on Sunday, with Nuno going up against his former manager in Jose Mourinho.

“It will be nice to welcome him back in Molineux,” he said. “I have tremendous admiration, as you can imagine, Mourinho, on a personal level and as a coach. It’s amazing, so I’m not surprised at all the good things he does at Tottenham. I’m not surprised at all. We expect an adamant game. We must prepare for it, because we will face a tough opponent, a talented line-up, at the right moment. Let’s enjoy and play the game.”