While contact training and matches are yet to be allowed by the government, Premier League clubs on Monday have agreed on measures that will allow non-contact training sessions. advertisement UPDATED: May 18, 2020 19:33 IST Image for representation (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Premier League to begin non-contact training sessions from Tuesday Premier League was suspended in March with Liverpool leading the table Covid-19 testing is due to take place twice each week
Premier League clubs will return to training on Tuesday after agreeing to allow "small group" sessions to begin.
The league held a conference call for all 20 clubs on Monday where the move was given unanimous backing.
It is the first step in the league's 'Project Restart' plans to restart play in the league which has not held a game since March 9 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
"Premier League Shareholders today voted unanimously to return to small group training from tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon -- the first step towards restarting the Premier League, when safe to do so," the league said in a statement.
"Step One of the Return to Training Protocol enables squads to train while maintaining social distancing. Contact training is not yet permitted," it added.
Full consultation will continue with players, managers, clubs
The league said the decision had been taken 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," it added.
"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 (Professional Footballers' Association) and LMA (League Managers Association) as protocols for full-contact training are developed," the statement concluded. IndiaToday.in has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself. Read our comprehensive guide (with information on how the virus spreads, precautions and symptoms), watch an expert debunk myths , and access our dedicated coronavirus page . Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Do You Like This Story? Awesome!