All 20 Premier League clubs have ‘voted unanimously’ to resume non-contact team training from Wednesday.
Tomorrow’s return to group work marks the second step of ‘Project Restart’ for top-flight sides in England, although social distancing must be observed between players and coaches.
“Premier League Shareholders today voted unanimously to return to small-group training from tomorrow afternoon, the first step towards restarting the Premier League, when safe to do so,” read an official statement.
“Step One of the Return to Training Protocol enables squads to train while maintaining social distancing. Contact training is not yet permitted.
“This first stage has been agreed in consultation with players, managers, Premier League club doctors, independent experts and the Government.
“Strict medical protocols of the highest standard will ensure everyone returns to training in the safest environment possible.
“The health and wellbeing of all participants is the Premier League’s priority, and the safe return to training is a step-by-step process.
“Full consultation will now continue with players, managers, clubs, the PFA and LMA as protocols for full-contact training are developed.”
According to BBC Sport, tackling is banned and players are restricted to groups of five.
As for cleaning procedures, corner flags, balls, cones, goalposts and pitches will be disinfected after each session.
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