Norwich City given green light to return to training in small groups

Norwich City in training earlier this season. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Premier League clubs, including Norwich City, have been given the green light to start training in small groups from Tuesday.

According to the Premier League, clubs "voted unanimously" on the decision at Monday's "Project Restart" meeting.

The league confirmed the first stage has been agreed in consultation with players, managers, Premier League club doctors, independent experts and the Government.

However, contact training isn't allowed yet, and players will have to observe social-distancing at all times.

"Strict medical protocols of the highest standard will ensure everyone returns to training in the safest environment possible," a Premier League statement read.

"The health and wellbeing of all participants is the Premier League's priority, and the safe return to training is a step-by-step process.

"Full consultation will now continue with players, managers, clubs, the PFA and LMA as protocols for full-contact training are developed."

Norwich City are bottom of the Premier League. Credit: PA

Like many leagues across Europe, the Premier League was suspended in mid-March and a date for its resumption still hasn't been decided yet.

Norwich are currently bottom of the league and six points adrift of safety.

Many clubs have been carrying out coronavirus testing over the weekend and players will continue to be monitored.

Talks are ongoing about how full contact training would be introduced.

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