Premier League to pay COVID-19 bill with 1000 tests planned every week at £150 each

Premier League chiefs are plotting to carry out 1,000 coronavirus tests every week in order to ensure players remain safe when the season restarts.

The bill for each test, costing an estimated £150, will be paid for by the Premier League.

The process with special testing centres at every training ground will also be overseen by the league, the Mirror say.

However, club doctors are voicing serious ethical concerns about the morality of testing players twice-a-week if the NHS are still in short supply.

Frontline emergency workers are doing all they can to quell the spread of COVID-19 throughout the UK.

The Premier League would supply outside medical staff to oversee the testing procedure.

Coronavirus tests are being carried out by NHS staff up and down the country
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Medics at clubs in the top flight had a video conference call among themselves on Saturday and again this week.

They have been asked to report back with training having begun in limited capacities at the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham.

The testing process for players will not get underway until teams are given permission to resume full and proper team training.

But the Premier League are keen to get the season back running again, with the new aimed restart date for games on the weekend of June 13.

The Premier League will pay for the tests of each team

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says he has been in talks with the Premier League over a potential return to action
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Premier League chiefs have insisted they will be guided by the Government, and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has held productive talks over the return of top-level football.

Additionally, the league has stressed tests would not be used unless they are given permission.

Club medics, though, are likely to voice their concerns ahead of Friday’s Premier League summit when all 20 clubs will discuss proposals to complete the…