The rules every Premier League player must follow when they return to training

first_imgPremier League clubs are starting to reopen their training grounds (Getty Images)Premier League players will be told to wear masks at all times while spitting and tackling will be prohibited as part of new guidelines for clubs to follow during their training sessions.The aim is to resume the English top flight on June 8 but the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ plan has already faced widespread opposition.Arsenal, Tottenham, Brighton and West Ham have allowed players to return to their training grounds this week, but some clubs, including Manchester United, have no imminent plans to reopen their facilities.Premier League clubs are due to meet on Friday to discuss plans to resume the season in June.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd according to documents seen by the Daily Express, the Premier League has already provided guidelines for players and clubs to follow when they resume training.Initially, players will only be allowed to work in groups of five or smaller, while physical contact including tackling and close-proximity drills are banned. Spitting is also prohibited while all equipment used during training sessions, including balls and cones, will be disinfected before and after use.Sessions will last 75 minutes in total with 15 minutes of recovery time, and players will be given 15 minutes to prepare.Players will unable to receive massages unless it is approved by the club doctor. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Apr 2020 9:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link540Shares The rules every Premier League player must follow when they return to training Arsenal’s players returned to their training ground this week (Sky News) GUIDELINES FOR EVERY PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB Every player to be tested for Covid-19 but also potential respiratory problems associated with the virusAll footballs, GPS units, cones, corner flags, goalposts and other equipment to be disinfected before and after use by staff wearing PPEPlayers to wear masks at all timesPlayers and staff will be banned from spittingCars to be parked three spaces apartNo massages unless approved by a club doctorFluids to be left at a designated pick up pointOnly visit training block to use the toiletOnly five players per training groupTackling and close-contact training drills are prohibitedPlayers to be given designated time slots: 15 minutes to prepare, 75 minutes of small group training, 15 minutes recoverycenter_img Advertisement Arsenal’s players observed strict social distancing measures at their training ground (Sky News)The dressing rooms are also out of bounds unless a player wants to use the toilet.In their documents, the Premier League has stressed to clubs that social-distancing measures must be observed at all times and advice will continually be updated in accordance to Government guidelines.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt’s understood that players from several different Premier League clubs are against the idea of football returning during the coronavirus pandemic and have raised concerns over their safety if matches are allowed to take place.Meanwhile, Britain’s most senior police officer has warned that football will be cancelled if fans attempt to congregate outside stadiums and contravene social distancing guidelines.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more