Some clubs will not begin testing for coronavirus until next week

Fresh blow for Project Restart as some Premier League clubs will not begin testing their players for coronavirus until NEXT WEEK

  • The return of small grouped training has already been delayed until Monday
  • But that plan was held up because of Premier League shareholders’ meeting
  • Some clubs are not even planning to start testing until the start of next week
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

A number of Premier League clubs will not test their players for coronavirus until next week, leading to another delay in plans for teams to return to training. 

Having already delayed the return of small-group training, which was meant to have recommenced at the start of this week, clubs rescheduled the start of training for Monday. 

Those plans were then held up again because the next Premier League shareholders’ meeting, where it is hoped a green light will be given to Project Restart, is taking place then.  

West Ham have set up temperature testing tents in the car park of their training ground

Players are due to return to training later this month ahead of restarting the season in June

But Sportsmail understands some clubs are not even planning to start testing until the start of next week, and some are still waiting for their testing stations to be completed.  

At least two clubs are hoping to test players from Friday.

Some test results will not arrive for around 48 hours, meaning those players not tested until the start of next week may not be cleared to commence training until towards the latter end of the week.

Sportsmail revealed on April 28 that the Premier League would foot the £4million bill for the tests required to complete the season.

The kits are being supplied by Hong Kong-based genetic testing and digital health company Prenetics.

 Delays have prevented players from returning to training and now testing could be put back

 Outside Old Trafford, a mobile testing centre has been running to check COVID-19 cases




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