The beginning of group training sessions represents another step forward in the strict Training Protocol developed by LaLiga in coordination with the Spanish High Sports Council (CSD), which comprises four clearly differentiated stages. The first began in early May, when medical tests were conducted on all LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank clubs and individual training began. Weeks later, on 18th May, training in small groups of up to 10 players began, which was increased to 14 shortly after. The fourth stage, which starts this Monday, is the final step of the protocol leading up to clubs restarting the competition on 11th June.
Since professional football in Spain was suspended on 12th March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LaLiga has worked closely with the CSD, the Spanish Ministry of Health and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to restart the league season safely and in line with the recommendations of public health authorities at all times. As confirmed by the CSD on Saturday, LaLiga will return to action on 11th June and will end, subject to the evolution of the pandemic, on the weekend of 18th and 19th July.