Serie A clubs get the go-ahead to return to training on Monday

Serie A clubs get the go-ahead to return to training on Monday

Serie A clubs get the go-ahead to return to training on Monday

"Athletes and non-athletes, of non-individual disciplines, just like any citizen, are allowed to practise individual sporting activities, in private and public areas, in respect of the interpersonal safety distance of at least two metres and in respect of the ban to gather in any form", the interior ministry said in a letter to local authorities.

Sassuolo and Bologna are based in the region of Emilia Romagna, which has given special permission for athletes in team sports to take part in training sessions on an individual basis from 4 May onwards.

On Saturday, Sassuolo became the first team to confirm they would return to training.

The interior ministry's go-ahead for players to attend their club's training facilities offered fans in the football mad country the first sign that the 2019-20 season might yet be saved.

"The individual sessions will take place in the morning, from Monday to Friday, with the use of three pitches, with six athletes per hour (one athlete for each half of the field)", the club said, adding that coaching staff would not be present.

But Conte has delayed announcing a restart to the Serie A season for fear of another spike in contagions for a disease that has officially killed 28,710 in Italy - second only to the United States.

However, Spal, who originate from the same northern region - the third worst-hit by the crisis - have decided against a return to restricted training, opting to wait for the Italian government to come to a consensus on health protocol.

The region of Campania, which includes Naples, has also said that players can begin training.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is lifting Italians' stay-at-home orders and permitting restaurants to resume takeout service next week.

"I'm passionate for football".

Spadafora chose to inform the world of Italian football that training in the near future will not resume because the ban is not removed.

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