A raft of issues including a restart date and curtailment will be discussed when Premier League clubs gather again on Thursday morning.
The 20 English top-flight sides have voted unanimously in favour of protocols for a return to contact training, which is expected to start as soon as Thursday for those clubs which have already completed the necessary risk assessments.
There is a huge amount of ground to cover in Thursday’s meeting, with the possibility that clubs may settle on a restart date. June 12 had initially been reported, but managers and players have pushed for an extra week’s preparation time.
A Premier League statement released on Wednesday read: “Premier League shareholders today voted unanimously to resume contact training – marking another step towards restarting the Premier League season, when safe to do so.
“Squads are now able to train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising any unnecessary close contact. The Premier League’s priority is the health and well-being of all participants.”
Testing will continue on a twice-weekly basis, with four individuals from three clubs found to be positive for coronavirus when the latest set of results were published on Wednesday. In all, 1,008 individuals were tested.