Barcelona's stars will undergo tests for coronavirus on Wednesday morning as they return to training.Lockdown rules have been relaxed in Spain and the
Lockdown rules have been relaxed in Spain and the ministry of health has given clubs permission to return to their training grounds – which have been closed since March.
Stars will be expected to train individually but they are still required to be tested to see if they have coronavirus.
Barcelona’s stars will undergo tests for coronavirus on Wednesday as they return to training
And Barcelona have announced that they are planning to welcome their players back to the Joan Gamper sports city on Wednesday ahead of a mooted return for LaLiga in June.
‘The football first team will be back at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday for the relevant medical tests ahead of starting training individually in the coming days,’ a club statement read.
‘LaLiga has given the go ahead for the tests to be carried out after the club facilities are inspected on Tuesday. On Wednesday the medicals will be carried out to guarantee the players’ health.’
It is part of an extended process that will see the Spanish top flight eventually return to action behind closed doors.
They are expected to train individually initially as they ramp up for the return of LaLiga
‘This crisis has had a profound impact on all of us,’ said Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga.
‘The return of football is a sign that society is progressing towards the new normal. It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love.
‘People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart La Liga.
‘Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 2019-20 season this summer.’
There is still a requirement to hold tests with the players to see if they have coronavirus
Despite 25,000 deaths in the nation, Spain’s president Pedro Sanchez has also welcomed football’s return.
‘We hope that football will soon be back, La Liga and the [Royal Spanish Football] Federation will decide that, but they already have our permission to begin individual training in team sports,’ Sanchez explained on Saturday.
Barcelona will be hoping to hit the ground running when the action does return as they are two points clear at the top of LaLiga, ahead of fierce rivals Real Madrid.