While soccer has returned in Germany, in Spain and Italy they are on the same path and have already started training in small groups and always respecting health protocols.
In England, today the clubs reached an agreement to return to practice, a fundamental step for the return of the sport. All 20 Premier League clubs agreed to move to Stage 2 in practice despite the fact that there is no date yet for the tournament to restart.
What is this phase about? It would include trainings with complete teams, contact in practices, testing on campus and coaching staff twice a week, among other measures. At the time of the stoppage, Liverpool was a comfortable leader with a 25 point advantage over Manchester City. With the definition of the clubs, the championship could be returning in less than a month.
The full Premier League statement:
"Premier League shareholders unanimously voted to resume contact training, marking a further step forward to restart the Premier League season, when it is safe to do so.
The campuses are now enabled to group train and to the friction of the game, while minimizing any unnecessary contact. The priority of the Premier League is the health and well-being of all its participants.
Strict medical protocols will be used to ensure that the training grounds are as safe as possible and players and staff members will continue to undergo Covid-19 testing twice a week.
Phase 2 of the return to training protocol has been agreed upon after consulting with clubs, players, managers, the Professional Soccer Association (PFA), the League Managers Association (LMA) and the Government.
Discussions continue as work continues to complete the season, when conditions permit. "