Leeds United players are set to return to training next week as plans to restart the currently-suspended 2019/20 season start to kick in.
BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone reported on Monday the plan is for the season to start up again on June 20 but ahead of that, tests for COVID-19 will start to be carried out on Championship players this week.
Today's PL decision positive for Championship. They intend to test this week and start training on Monday. They are now working to a restart date of 20 June. Idea is to play 5 consecutive weekends + 4 midweeks in between, so last league games 18/19 July, followed by play-offs.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) May 18, 2020
But that raises some questions, which luckily have been answered in a Q&A session by The Athletic.
Firstly, how often will the testing take place? According to The Athletic, Premier League players will be tested twice a week but “will also be subjected to temperature checks and a medical questionnaire every day”.
Secondly, what happens if a player tests positive for coronavirus?
It is understood that if that happens, the player in question will be told to self-isolate for a period of seven days, presumably before they are tested again.
It does not seem as though anyone else would need to self-isolate if a player was to test positive, as explained by the Premier League’s medical advisor Dr Mark Gillett.
He said: “If a player tests positive it’s only him and his family who need to isolate, not anybody else.”
Based on what has been reported, Leeds players will be tested for coronavirus over the course of the coming days.
Hopefully they are all fit and ready to return to training next week ahead of the season restarting in June so they can finally get the job done and win promotion to the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, Patrick Bamford has revealed what he does on the pitch for Leeds that his mother “hates”.