Serie A sides cleared to open training centres

Last Updated: 03/05/20 5:17pm

Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan can return to training
Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan can return to training

Serie A clubs are set to return to training grounds next week after getting the go ahead from the Italian Government.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s plans to ease lockdown restrictions had initially made provisions for individual athletes to resume work from Monday, with team sports scheduled to follow suit on May 18.

There were reports that the disparity of that approach was being challenged by some regional assemblies – and the prospect of some top-flight clubs resuming while others remained banned from doing so has seemingly forced a change of heart.

Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora called for a review of the decision and both Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta dello Sport quote a communique signed by interior minister Matteo Piantedosi, which allows for high performance centres to open their doors provided social distancing measures are observed.

Juventus are on course for a ninth straight title but there are no guarantees the season will be concluded
Juventus are on course for a ninth straight title but there are no guarantees the season will be concluded

The note reportedly said: “Athletes and non-athletes of non-individual disciplines, like every citizen, are allowed to participate in individual sports in public or private areas, respecting the interpersonal safety distance of at least two metres.”

Individual teams are likely to pursue their own arrangements now, steered by regional guidelines and their own preparedness to safely staff facilities.

However, there is no certainty that the Serie A season will resume, with Juventus top of the paused table, just a point ahead of Lazio.

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Source : Sky Sports