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Premier League Takes Training Return To Stage Two As It Edges Closer To Resumption

May 27, 2020

The Premier League have released a statement announcing that they will enter the second stage of the possible return to action, with new training measures for players being allowed.

Germany’s Bundesliga have already resumed their season, while LaLiga in Spain is set to begin in the first half of June, leaving the Premier League and Serie A as the two major leagues not to be cancelled that are still awaiting confirmation of a resumption.

The statement said:

Premier League Shareholders today voted unanimously to resume contact training, marking another step towards restarting the Premier League season, when safe to do so.

Squads are now able to train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising any unnecessary close contact.

The Premier League’s priority is the health and wellbeing of all participants. 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.

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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