Training restrictions in the Premier League
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Attacks will be banned, pitches disinfected and players limited to five-member groups. This is how the first phase of team training in the Premier League will look like.
Tuesday's official protocols sent to players and club managers show that social distance must be "strictly adhered to"
Corner flags, balls, cones, chips and even playing areas will be disinfected after each workout. Training will be limited to 75 minutes and could start next Monday.
Other measures included in the guidelines include twice-weekly testing, completing questionnaires on a daily basis and checking the temperature.
The document also contains recommendations for players such as increased personal hygiene, the use of OPP - personal protective equipment, gathering in communal areas and gym areas is not recommended. According to established rules, players cannot share traffic with anyone and vehicle interiors should be cleaned at regular intervals. A ban on the use of team vehicles and public transport is issued.
There will be a meeting between players, the Premier League, medical staff and the PFA on Wednesday. Government approval will be required before teams can begin the next phase of training, where contact will be allowed.