News 18 May 2020

Premier League Clubs Set To Resume Training On May 19

18 May 2020

After hosting a conference call between 20 clubs today, Premier League squads have agreed to resume training from tomorrow (May 19).

The 20 sides voted unanimously to begin training in small groups on Tuesday while maintaining social distancing.

League officials, representatives and medical experts were present during the conference call where they agreed to commence stage one of the return to training protocol, in which players can train together but without contact.

Speaking on the decision in a statement, the Premier League said: “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.”

The decision to return to training comes a week after the government gave all professional sports the green light to return in June.

The Premier League initially suspended all games back in March due to the coronavirus outbreak but it appears steps are now being taken for the league to resume safely.