Italian Government Introduces Minor Protocol Variations to Facilitate Team Training


The Italian government maintains that following certain protocol, clubs can resume football practice again. If they are to be believed, the all-but-confirmed Serie A clubs will resume their community work next Monday.

Ministers Vincenzo Spadafora and Roberto Speranza issued a joint statement this afternoon, with only minor changes to the FIGC medical protocol, to resume team training on 18 May, say Football Italia.

“The scientific committee has given its verdict, requested by the Government, on the medical protocol and confirmed the prudent approach taken so far by the ministers,” it read.

“The indications of the committee, which are to be considered stringent and binding, will be transmitted to the Federation for the required adjustments to the protocol so that teams can resume training in safety from May 18.”

Although the changes are defined as ‘necessary,’ they are considered to be mere formalities. Once implemented, the government will be able to formally give football the green light.


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