The Premier League clubs are set to begin training but with tough rules including a prohibition of tackling on the pitch in efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The Premier League plans allow teams to resume training after being on hold since March after Covid-19 hit Europe, but the clubs will have to adhere to some tough measures that have been put in place.
In the new guidelines, PL clubs will have to ensure pitches, corner flags, cones, and goalposts are disinfected after every training session.
The players will have to undergo tests twice a week and also take a temperature check every day. They will also be forbidden from gathering or travelling together.
However, the decision for resumption is not yet approved as it has to go through various stages.
The club players, managers and match officials will have to meet and decide on the date they feel suitable for kick-off. They will come up with proposals to be tabled before the Government and the Public Health England for approval.
Players will then be required to write to their respective clubs to confirm whether they agree with the proposals and agree on a suitable date for training.
PL said the period for training will then determine the official return of the matches but since the players have been on break since March 9, they will have to go for like a month.
UEFA has urged all the clubs to ensure the proposals are ready before May 25 so that further decisions can be made include the resumption of Champions league.
“If we can get a plan that works, then I would like us to be able to go ahead with it because I think it will be good for the nation, it would be good for football as a whole,” said Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden who spoke to BBC.
“I’m really hopeful we can get this up and running but public safety must come first, so it is only if we are confident that we will be able to proceed.”