LCFC Statement: Group Training Set To Commence

The Premier League has today (Monday) issued the following statement, confirming the initiation of Step One of the Return to Training Protocol.
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Leicester City players reported individually to Belvoir Drive on Monday to undergo the Premier League’s COVID Antigen Testing (CAT) for the first time, before continuing the individual fitness work permitted under previous guidance.

In accordance with a schedule developed by coaching, medical and sports science staff, the Club will now initiate a phased process of developing individual work into small group sessions, in preparation for the resumption of full training as plans are developed.

Premier League Statement - 18 May 2020

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.

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. Full consultation will now continue with players, managers, clubs, the PFA and LMA as protocols for full-contact training are developed.

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