Premier League clubs voted to return to training on Tuesday, in a much-needed push for football to resume after weeks of negotiations amid the coronavirus.
This was announced during a videoconference involving all 20 clubs on Monday morning, where it was agreed that it was safe for players to get back into action.
Players from several Premier League clubs train individually.
But now they will be able to work together in groups of five as of Tuesday, as long as the rules of social distance are strictly respected.
Premier League officials needed at least 14 positive votes to proceed with the first phase of the return to training, in which all contact between players is prohibited.
After each training, ball, cones, corner flags, goalposts, playing surfaces and other equipment will be disinfected.
Players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week and must complete a temperature check and complete a questionnaire before each session.
According to the Premier League in a statement: “Premier League shareholders today voted unanimously to return to training in small groups starting tomorrow afternoon, the first step in restarting the Premier League, when it is safe to do so.
“The first step in the Return to Training Protocol allows squads to train, maintaining social distance. Contact training is not yet allowed.
“This first stage was agreed in consultation with players, managers, Premier League club doctors, independent experts and the Government.
“Strict medical protocols of the highest standard will ensure that everyone returns to training in the safest environment possible.
“The health and well-being of all participants is the Premier League's priority, and safe return to training is a step-by-step process.
"Now, the full consultation will continue with players, officers, clubs, PFA and LMA as protocols for full contact training are developed."
Other rules in phase one include players who do not travel with anyone to or from training, while the use of public transport and team vehicles is prohibited.
The stars received a condensed version of a 40-page document that sets out the new safety protocols for training sessions, with a maximum duration of 75 minutes each.
On Monday, several clubs will test players and staff for the disease, with a view to returning to training on Wednesday or Thursday.
The clubs told their players that their results should be available 24 hours after testing.
The return to training was discussed by clubs, officials, players and officials from the Association of Professional Footballers and the League Managers Association last week.
Any player who returns to training will need to confirm in writing that they have received and agree to the Covid-19 club's operating policy.
Each club must also appoint a & # 39; Covid-19 & # 39; who is not a member of your medical team to oversee the safety of players and staff during return to training and when the campaign restarts.
The Premier League hopes to resume games in the second half of June, although it wants to extend the season to the end of August to complete it.
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