- The Premier League is on course to restart in early June after the league's plan has been cleared by the Government, according to the Mirror.
- The phased return will see collective training commence in late May and mass testing for players and staff.
- However, it is all dependent on the health situation improving sufficiently by that time.
The Premier League's plan to kick off football is gaining traction after the Government has approved the league's 5-point return plan, according to the Daily Mirror.
The framework within this plan includes:
- Phased return to training, for individual programmes at the start of May.
- Full contact squad training, possibly in the last week of May.
- Games to resume as early as the second week in June.
- A comprehensive testing programme paid for by the Premier League.
- Government cooperation on support services at stadiums for matches, including medical and police.
The return remains contingent on the health situation in the country improving sufficiently to allow it though.
Personnel attending games and players themselves will be tested three times a week, which will require the league to provide upwards of 30,000 tests.