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Premier League Drafts Plans to Ensure Return to Full Training

The premier league has revealed that it has put in place layed out procedures in other to ensure a safe return to full training sessions ahead of a possible restart to a new premier league season.

The premier league is to hold a meeting on Friday concerning ‘project restart’. Including spitting ban, footballs and goalposts to be disinfected.

Other proposals include:

  • All footballs, global positioning system [GPS] units, cones, corner flags, goalposts and other equipment to be disinfected before and after use by staff wearing personal protective equipment [PPE]
  • Players to wear snood/masks at all times
  • Cars to be parked three spaces apart
  • No massages unless approved by club doctor
  • Fluids to be left at designated pick-up points
  • Only visit training block to use toilet
  • Initially only five players per training group
  • Players to be given designated time slots and 15 minutes to prepare
  • 75 minutes of small group training
  • 15 minutes’ recovery
  • Players and staff will be banned from spitting at the training ground

Clubs have also been presented with proposals to test players and team staff 48 hours before the day of training sessions. FIFA medical committee chairman, Dr. Micheal D’hooghe, has made it clear that the health of players must be the top priority when taking decisions on resuming football.

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