The Premier League has been given the go ahead to step up to stage two training which allows physical contact, as the league is due to resume on June 17.

After two months of inaction, the league is about to resume albeit behind closed doors, as the Premier League has put safety measures in place to keep players and staff protected from contacting or spreading the virus.

The Premier League has made plans to kick off on June 17, but despite the plans it was still dependent on a final confirmation from the UK government.

The UK Government has now authorised the return of competitive sport in June.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden confirmed football resumption as he said on Saturday: “I can now make it official: football is coming back.”