Premier League clubs vote to resume full contact training

Players have been training in small groups for the last week

Players have been training in small groups for the last week

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PREMIER LEAGUE clubs have voted unanimously to resume full contact training, which is Stage Two of Project Restart.

This means squads can train as a group and engage in tackling while “minimising any unnecessary close contact”.

Clubs have been training in small groups since last Tuesday May 19th (Stage One), while first-team players and key staff have been undergoing coronavirus testing twice a week for almost a fortnight.

No date has yet been set for a resumption of matches, which is the final stage of Project Restart.

“Strict medical protocols are in place to ensure the training ground is the safest environment possible and players and staff will continue to be tested for COVID-19 twice a week,” the Premier League said.

“Stage Two of the Return to Training protocol has been agreed following consultation with clubs, players, managers, the PFA, LMA and the Government. Discussions are ongoing as work continues towards resuming the season, when conditions allow.”

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