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Tottenham will allow players to return to their training ground at Enfield, north London, on Tuesday.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought football to a halt but the Premier League giants insist social-distancing measures will be respected.

The club insists careful measures will be taken to protect the players and staff

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The club insists careful measures will be taken to protect the players and staff

A statement read: “From tomorrow, the club shall be making a limited number of pitches available at our training centre for members of our first team squad to use for individual running sessions on a strict rotational basis.

“No more than one player per pitch will be permitted at any one time to undertake on-pitch exercise, with only a restricted number of the squad coming to the training centre each day.

“Each player will travel independently and arrive at the facilities already dressed in training wear before returning home immediately after they have concluded their session.

“All activity will be conducted in line with government guidelines with social distancing maintained at all times and there will be no access permitted to any building on site.”

Give COVID-19 the red card

The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pubs, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…

STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.

The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

Tottenham’s players were reminded of their responsibilities nearly three weeks ago after some were spotted flouting social distancing rules.

Jose Mourinho was seen working in a public park with Tanguy Ndombele, with the manager pictured doing a session with the midfielder on Hadley Common.

Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon did their own work and were caught by a social media user running side by side around the same park in Barnet, north London.

Later, Serge Aurier posted a video of him training with team-mate Moussa Sissoko, with the pair apologising.

Serge Aurier films himself training with Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko in a park despite coronavirus lockdown

The pair said in a joint statement: “We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing.

“We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here. We must all respect the government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic.

“We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support for their efforts.”






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