According to the association’s rules, all 64 teams competing in this weekend’s games must be checked 72 hours before the game.
There are concerns that the third round fixture schedule will be significantly disrupted with no weekly tests in the Football League and non-leagues postponed over the Christmas holiday, with an increasing number of cases around the nation. Make a note of when our non-league clubs decide to make a giant-killing history of #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/GSdVtOUC3U- Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 4, 2021 The Football Association will review the matter if a match does not take place due to Covid-19. The Professional Game Board, which is part of the FA and includes members of companies around professional sports, pays for testing for all non-Premier League teams. Premier League clubs are tested twice a week as usual, while all Football League clubs will be tested as part of their daily program this week as negotiations continue about the switch to twice-weekly testing.