Professional footballers will be allowed to return to individual training sessions on 4 May in new plans outlined by the Spanish government.
The nation has been in a state of emergency since 13 March but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has now clarified plans to ease the nation back into some sense of normality as coronavirus cases begin to reduce.
As reported by Goal, players can return to individual training session on 4 May with a de-escalation plan that will have four phases, each lasting a minimum of two weeks, and that should lead to some form of normality by the end of June – ‘gradually and asymmetrically’.
Phase 0: basic training for professional athletes
Phase 1: medium training and opening of high-performance centres
Phase 2: authorisation of outdoor activities with less than 400 attendees
Phase 3: return to the ‘new standard’, with no specific references to sport.
There have been growing fears that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, although La Liga insist that the intention of the league remains to complete the season.
Real Sociedad announced earlier this month that they were preparing to be the first La Liga club to return to training, following the league suspension due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
They had planned to return on 14 April but their request by the Spanish health authorities was denied, which led to an official statement from the club to say they had abandoned such plans.