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A comprehensive testing regime

  • No player or member of staff permitted to return to training unless they have had coronavirus test within the last 48 hours and returned a negative result.
  • All players and staff must be submitted to a test twice per week.
  • Anyone who displays symptoms or returns a positive test should immediately isolate for seven days.
  • The club doctor will be get results approximately 24 hours after the laboratory receive samples.
  • The League will get anonymised test results at the same time as the club gets identifiable results.
  • Tests will be funded by the League, who will provide logistical support to ensure the program is effective.
  • Hong Kong-based Prenetics will oversee the testing process, as it is doing for the Premier League.

Before training can take place

  • Each club must ensure all staff give written confirmation they agree to the terms of the club’s COVID-19 policy
  • Prior to entering the site, players and staff must complete a screening protocol and non-invasive temperature check.
  • No hands on treatment (including massage) unless absolutely essential and approved by the club doctor in advance.
  • No congregation in communal areas, including medical rooms. Gym area to remain closed.
  • Only players and essential training support staff at the training ground.
  • Cafeterias to remain closed. Clubs may open kitchens for takeaway food to be left at a designated collection point.
  • No access to changing rooms except to use the toilet. No shaving, showering or further use permitted.
  • No player permitted to store personal items or technical equipment except football boots at the traing ground.

Small group training sessions

  • Players should arrive in their own cars already changed and ready to train and should bring their own drinks.
  • Players can only access the training ground during a designated time slot, staggered in groups of a maximum of five players per pitch with three members of staff.
  • Players should receive their training drills the night before via on-line channels.
  • All players and staff must keep at least two metres away from each other wherever possible.
  • Training should be without equipment where possible. Footballs and GPS units should be pre-allocated and disinfected.
  • Maximum of 75 minutes for small group training.
  • Tackling activities, close marking drills and congested training in small areas is prohibited.
  • Unopposed technical activities - passing, shooting, crossing and finishing - are to be encouraged.
  • Keepers can either work one-to-one with their designated coach or integrated into the small group training.
  • Members of the coaching staff will be able to watch the session at a safe distance.
  • Physiotherapists should be assigned to a specific working group. They should only provide minimum treatment and should not work with any other group

After training

  • Players gather the equipment they arrived with. GPS units should be removed by the player and left in pre-allocated area.
  • GPS units should only be handled by staff wearing PPE and should be disinfected before handling.
  • Staff will disinfect any relevant area/ surface after the session, including corner flags, cones, goalposts, balls and GPS units
  • Players should depart in their kit including any strappings.
  • A minimum of 30 minutes between each training group to allow for cleaning of the areas and equipment.
  • Should any member of the playing group test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms or come into contact with someone who tests positive, the whole group is required to self- isolate for 14 days.

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Sounds like it will all get underway but a few weeks into it I think it will all come to a stop, whether that be a government decision or a mass player one is yet to be seen.

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Inevitable that at least one player at one club will test positive.

 

This will lead to the group self isolating for 14 days, therefore ensuring further group training isnt possible and therefore the club is unable to prepare as thoroughly as clubs that they may face after restart meaning that the integrity of the competition will be compromised.

 

This will in turn lead to clubs going down the legal route if things go against them and the whole restart idea will collapse like a pack of cards.

 

Void and restart when safe is the only sensible solution.

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What an absolute load of tosh. So is the same going to apply to everyone that returns to work. Are they going to disinfect the balls mid air during shooting practice? Never read owt so daft in my life. How they supposed to prepare for games like that. It’s bonkers

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Players take a lot of stick for wages and demands etc and daft social media posts (I'm aware I do one third of this too 😁)

 

But I hope they all say bollóx I'm not doing it till it's safe, which right now it ain't.

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Posted (edited)
1 minute ago, helmut_rooster said:

Players take a lot of stick for wages and demands etc and daft social media posts (I'm aware I do one third of this too 😁)

 

But I hope they all say bollóx I'm not doing it till it's safe, which right now it ain't.

Stop asking for too much wages then.

Edited by royalowlisback

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51 minutes ago, royalowlisback said:

Stop asking for too much wages then.

 

Why? When people will pay it?

 

Do you want more wages or do you just accept your boss saying "Stop asking for too much wages"

 

 

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What’s the point. Unnecessary risk that doesn’t need to be happening. Just cancel the flippingseason. 

Edited by WalthamOwl

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Sounds like the arrangements for most grassroots teams players. However they usually get mum or dad to their boot.

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8 minutes ago, helmut_rooster said:

 

Why? When people will pay it?

 

Do you want more wages or do you just accept your boss saying "Stop asking for too much wages"

 

 

I was joking, I assumed you were making daft social media posts, as part of your quote!

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When people on the front line having been tested then fair enough, but hang on a minute they are still waiting.!!!

 

Any tests I would donate to NHS, Care homes etc etc . Football can get in the queue.

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