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Project Restart have come a long way in ensuring that football resume in the Premier League as soon as possible.
The Premier League top-flight clubs have voted in favour of a return to group training later in the week, possibly Tuesday, a statement from the Premier League has confirmed.
All 20 clubs were supposed to hold a voting session on Monday to decide whether or not they consider it safe to return to group training, with the Premier League requiring a majority of 14 clubs for the proposal to go through.
Players will be allowed to train collectively in small groups of five as long as social distancing protocols are followed.
Tackling and contact among players have been strictly banned for phase one of training.
Meanwhile, the Premier League football governing body plans to carry out up to 1000 tests on players this week. The players are expected to be tested at least, twice in one week, before they’re allowed to resume training at their various clubs.
The move is in line with efforts to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus, as concerns for players’ health continue to mount.
Test results are expected to be back by as early as in two days, after which players can get back to work. The report adds that the Premier League is investing £4 million on the project, while Hong Kong firm, Prenetics, will be supplying the equipments, with full backing from the government.
Also, spitting will not be allowed during these training sessions, so as to limit the spread of Covid-19, and the process will be ongoing until June 19, when action is expected to resume.