MADRID.- The Spanish League stated on Monday that it will be able to return to the activity in June and complete the season at the end of the European summer, with its players undergoing tests from this week when returning to training for the first time in almost two months.
Solo training is allowed in Spain from Monday, after the government slowed the national confinement that was imposed in mid-March by the coronavirus pandemic.
Spanish footballers could return to the driving range during the course of the week after passing COVID-19 tests and then the club’s training real madrid soccer jersey cheap facilities have the right conditions and have been disinfected.
“This crisis has had a profound impact on all of us. The return of football is a sign that society is progressing to the new normal,” League President Javier Tebas said in a statement. “It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love.”
“Health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work restarting La Liga,” Thebes added. “The circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 19/20 season this summer.”
All players, technicians and club staff who will participate in the first phase of training must be checked two days before the start of individual practices.
The testing process must begin on Tuesday, and La Liga wants them to be conducted on a daily basis as soon as individual trainings are launched.
The League wants a sustained month of training by teams before scheduling matches without a crowd in the stands. No date has been set to restart the championship.
The League sent clubs a protocol with the prevention measures they must take to return to training.
The protocol, which was obtained by The Associated Press, breaks down a four-phase plan, starting with the current preparation plan. The next thing will be the individual trainings, the work in small groups and finally the collective work.
According to La Liga, dates will always be subject to the Spanish government’s de-escalate process.
Club facilities will need to be reviewed to ensure they comply with the cleaning protocols established by local authorities.
Footballers will be able to use the facilities, but will not be able to interact with their teammates in the initial phase. They must travel individually to the premises and will have to do so dressed in their training uniforms.
No more than six players will be allowed to be on the court at the same time, and they must be “as far away as possible” from the other. The use of sports equipment will be restricted and technicians must supervise the work from afar.
Players must wear gloves and masks upon entering the court and only one or two will be able to share the gym in a moment. The protocol, developed by the medical staff of some of the first division clubs, recommends that players — and those who live with them — simply leave their homes for training. It also indicates that each club must establish a food-sharing system for players on their first squad.
Spain has been one of the countries most hit by the pandemic, but began to loosen its travel restrictions by declining the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. The country declared an alarm status on March 14.
The Spanish League estimates that it would suffer losses of almost $1.1 billion if the championship cannot be restarted by the pandemic.