Premier League clubs vote to resume training tomorrow as Project Restart begins

Premier League clubs have voted to pass the first stage of Project Restart and return to training this week.

Clubs have spent the past few days testing all players and staff ahead of a proposed return to training grounds.

The Premier League have now confirmed that players will return in small groups from tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon after approving Step One of the Return to Training Protocol.

Players must follow strict guidelines and abide by social distancing with contact training not yet permitted.

A Premier League statement read: “Premier League Shareholders today voted unanimously to return to small group training from tomorrow afternoon – the first step towards restarting the Premier League, when safe to do so.

Premier League clubs will return to training in small groups from Tuesday
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“Step One of the Return to Training Protocol enables squads to train while maintaining social distancing. Contact training is not yet permitted.

“This first stage has been agreed in consultation with players, managers, Premier League club doctors, independent experts and the Government.

“Strict medical protocols of the highest standard will ensure everyone returns to training in the safest environment possible.

“The health and wellbeing of all participants is the Premier League’s priority, and the safe return to training is a step-by-step process.

Man Utd stars have recently been pictured training in their local park but can now return to their training ground
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“Full consultation will now continue with players, managers, clubs, the PFA and LMA as protocols for full-contact training are developed.”

The news comes after the Bundesliga successfully staged its first set of fixtures since the pandemic over the weekend.

Some players have expressed concerns over return to training.

But England and Tottenham captain Harry Kane last week insisted he would be happy to get back.