Premier League players will be subjected to strict testing and even firmer social distancing measures if they are to return to training, according to reports.
All 20 Premier League clubs are said to have been sent a 40-page document outlining protocols for a possible resumption of group training next week.
The PA news agency understands players have received a condensed eight-page document from the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Life as a professional footballer will be unrecognisable from before the coronavirus pandemic as they will be tested twice a week and subjected to a daily temperature check and questionnaire, according to a BBC report.
If any player tests positive, with or without symptoms, they will be forced to self-isolate for seven days.
Once they are allowed in the training ground – where they must have travelled to individually and not used public transport – they will not be allowed to gather in communal areas and will not be fed.
Medical staff and physios must wear PPE when treating the players, while data will be kept on record and sent to the Premier League.