West Ham United’s first-team squad have stepped up their training at Rush Green after Stage Two of the Return to Training protocol was passed unanimously by a vote at Premier League Shareholders this week.
With Premier League squads now able to train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising any unnecessary close contact, the Hammers got down to work under hot and sunny skies and the watchful eye of manager David Moyes and his coaching staff.
Alongside every player and backroom staff member being tested for COVID-19 twice a week, the Club has gone above and beyond the Government and Premier League recommendations, with all visitors being given additional health screening and temperature tests on arrival, meaning the training ground is the safest environment possible.
Stage Two of the Return to Training protocol was agreed following consultation with clubs, players, managers, the PFA, LMA and the Government. Discussions are ongoing as work continues towards resuming the season, when conditions allow.
Should conditions allow, the 2019/20 Premier League season is set to resume on Wednesday 17 June. West Ham have nine matches still to play.