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Sunday May 24 2020
FIGC hands over match protocol

The FIGC has reportedly handed over the medical protocol for Serie A matches to Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora a day early, as the rush is on to get the season started.

The medical protocol for group training was finally agreed this week, with most teams already using it now and the rest expected to begin from Monday.

The next step now is to agree a protocol for organising matches, both home and away fixtures, with an aim of playing games from June 13 or 20.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the FIGC is ahead of schedule and handed over the document to Minister for Sport Spadafora today.

It is hoped this’ll allow it to be discussed by the CTS (technical scientific committee) in good time for a decision to be made on Thursday.

That meeting on May 28 will decide if and when the Serie A season can resume in safety, as the coronavirus pandemic is easing in Italy.

It includes specifications on travel, hotels with exclusive entrances and exits to be used only by players and staff, keeping them separate at all times from the local population and workers.

There are also reports the clubs could finance a quick-response COVID-19 test kit, which can provide results in under an hour, to be used before kick-off.

A maximum of 300 people will be allowed in the stadium at any one time, including players, staff, media, medics and security.

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