By Rachael Grealish
After more than two months without Premier League Football fans of the sport – especially Liverpool fans – can rejoice in the news their favourite pastime will soon be returning to our screens.
As with all sporting events and concerts, due to COVID-19, the Premier League was put on hold while the UK went into lockdown.
However, an announcement today, made by the Premier League, said clubs had voted to return to ‘small-group training’.
The 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.”
The return will be done in steps and the first step still meant maintaining social distancing.
“Step One of the Return to Training Protocol enables squads to train while maintaining social distancing. Contact training is not yet permitted,” It continued, “This first stage has been agreed in consultation with players, managers, Premier League club doctors, independent experts and the Government.”
The Premier League say the safety of their participants is their priority with the return, they said: “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.”
The English Premier League aren’t the only ones to bring back the game as football matches resumed in Germany over the weekend.