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EPL clubs have moved a step closer to the restart of the league after arriving at a conclusion for training practices to resume despite the coronavirus pandemic still present in the country according to WKBN.
The agreement was reached during a conference call in which Premier League Shareholders voted unanimously for football players to return to small group training from Tuesday afternoon on the measures that the training sessions will be strictly non-contact.
This means that small group trainings will be permitted but the players are to maintain social distancing and adhere strictly to protective precautions which include the wearing of face masks and thorough sanitisation by managements of the various EPL clubs.
According to enacted protocol, about five players will be allowed to work together on a pitch.
Reacting to this development, Newcastle United football club manager, Steve Bruce released a statement revealing that the Northeast club will operate a rotation that will involve the participation of a maximum of ten players at the training ground on two separate pitches.
This is believed to be welcome news to many football enthusiasts, most especially EPL followers as it is believed to be a positive step towards restarting the league after it was suspended in March as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus testing is due to take place twice weekly at clubs on up to 40 players, coaches and support staff.
However, the Premier League is yet to make a conclusive statement on the precise date the league is to resume as consultations with players, coaches and clubs on the protocols that could allow full-contact training is still in progress and ‘step-by-step’ processes are still in place to ensure the league resumes in the safest way possible.
The English Premier league was suspended in March after Chelsea’s player Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta both tested positive for COVID-19.