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Strict guidelines in place at Rush Green

West Ham players will be told to wear masks and gloves at all times while spitting and tackling will be prohibited as part of guidelines for clubs to follow during their training sessions.

Players are already allowed to work in groups of five or smaller on the pitches while socially distancing with throw-ins and physical contact including tackling and close-proximity drills are banned.

Every player will be tested regularly but also screened for potential respiratory problems associated with the virus by club’s medical staff.

All footballs, GPS units, cones, corner flags, goalposts and other equipment is required to be disinfected before and after use by club staff wearing PPE

Players and staff will be banned from spitting and handshakes.

Players must travel to the training ground on their own and cars are to be parked three spaces apart

Fluids and drinks to be left at a designated pick up point with players names on them to avoid accidental sharing.

Sessions will last 75 minutes in total with 15 minutes of recovery time, and players will be given 15 minutes to prepare. Players will unable to receive massages unless it is approved by the club doctor.

The dressing rooms are also out of bounds unless a player wants to use the toilet. In their documents, the Premier League has stressed to clubs that social-distancing measures must be observed at all times and advice will continually be updated in accordance to Government guidelines.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter