Serie A clubs cleared to resume full training

Clubs in Italy’s top flight, Serie A, will resume full squad training on Monday, May 18.

This was after permission was granted by Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte.

The Italian government confirmed that squads are now able train together for the first time since the league was suspended on March 9.

Clubs had resumed training last Monday but only on an individual basis and respecting social distancing rules.

“From May 18 retail stores, hairdressers, beauticians, bars, restaurants, pubs, football teams’ training sessions and museums will start again,” Conte said at a press conference on Saturday. 

“But always in compliance with the regulations and with the control of the Region.”

“We need to understand if the conditions for the resumption of the football championship can be fulfilled in maximum safety. We need to have some more guarantees, we hope to arrive as soon as possible,” Conte added.

No date has been set for the restart date for the Serie A season but it’s a boost for clubs who voted in favour of June 13.

Sixteen clubs voted for June 13 as a potential date with four clubs voting for June 20 during a league assembly on Wednesday.

Juventus are top of the paused Serie A table, just a point ahead of Lazio