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Premier League clubs to vote on training protocols

Premier League clubs will vote on training and media protocols on Monday (05.18.20).

The 20 teams will be represented in their next meeting as many of the top flight clubs will hope to push on with plans to return to training in small groups.

There is still the feeling that the proposed June 12 date to resume the campaign could have to be pushed back amid the coronavirus pandemic.

However, if today's vote is passed, it means players will be allowed to train in groups of five starting on Tuesday.

Teams would still have to observe social distancing rules while following strict criteria, including personnel getting changed at home and driving themselves to training grounds.

In order for the plans to be approved, at last 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs must agree the safety protocols are sufficient.

Although a number of players - such as Danny Rose and Troy Deeney - are concerned about a return to action, clubs have been putting coronavirus testing in place over the weekend to limit any further delay.

Players have also been asked to sign waivers regarding the return, while the Professional Footballers' Association has offered to make sure the agreements are legally checked.

It's thought a three-step return to action will be put in place, with a second phase of larger training groups set for the beginning of June, and then a return to contact training.

Meanwhile, Monday's meeting will also see clubs updated on discussions with police and safety committees regarding the request to play games at home grounds rather than neutral venues.

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