The Premier League shareholders have agreed to start phase two of resumption of training and have voted unanimously in favour of restarting the contact training. This is the league’s second step towards restarting the league when it will be safe to do so.
Premier League clubs are now allowed to start training as groups as well as engage in tackling and intercepting with minimal contact. However, the clubs will have to maintain a safe and secure environment. Top-flight sides will also be allowed to take part in 11v11 sessions by the end of the week.
The official statement from the Premier League stated:
“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.”
So the authorities are happy to continue with the advice and protective measures provided to the clubs. However, some players still have their personal concerns over the resumption of the training.