As the sports world continues to move toward a post-COVID-19 setting, the NFL has released new policies and protocols for players, coaches and media in a joint agreement with the NFL Players Association.

Foremost among protocols is how different the preseason will be for players and individuals who are vaccinated and who not fully vaccinated.

For those fully vaccinated, there will be no daily testing, whereas those who are not fully vaccinated must be tested every day. It will be the same for face coverings, with none required if fully vaccinated and mandated at club facility and team travel if not.

Those who are not fully vaccinated, including players, will be prohibited from gathering outside club facilities or team travel. NFL players who are not fully vaccinated will be barred from going to nightclubs, bars, house parties, concerts, etc. Failure to follow the protocols could result in fines of $50,000 for a first offense.

Coaches and staff members who are not fully vaccinated — and do not have religious or medical exemptions — will not be eligible for Tier 1 or 2 status in training camp and will therefore not be allowed to work in-person with players.

Fully vaccinated media members will be allowed to conduct in-person interviews, which was prohibited throughout the 2020 season. In contrast, media members who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to access the press box, field, sidelines and locker rooms.

Though fans will not be allowed to interact with players, they are allowed to attend training camps. They must remain more than 20 feet from Tier 1 staff, including players, and adhere to physical distancing.