According to a draft for the progressive resumption of competition, prepared by the LPFP, the return of the I and II League will always be “dependent on the indications of the official entities”, but foresees mandatory testing before the first day after the interruption of competitions.
These tests will be carried out on “all elements of the team sheet and on non players”, as well as other additional elements if the Sports Companies so choose.
In addition, there must be a guarantee that “all clubs perform and receive the tests between 48 hours and up to the 24 hours prior to the game” and the “authorisation of all those tested are to be sent for analysis to the League, for data processing purposes ”.
The document also foresees the “constitution of an independent commission to analyse the data sent by the laboratories” and that before each game “a doctor makes a certificate of aptitude of the elements (players and staff) for the purpose of accreditation”.
Also, to resume “collective training”, mandatory tests for the “players and technical staff” are foreseen.
The League draft for the return to competition also provides that if a player tests positive for Covid-19 they must be isolated and the other players and all staff tested.
The return of a player who has tested positive will only happen “after obtaining two negative tests over a period longer than 24 hours”, and the “medical departments of the teams make a certificate of physical fitness of the player”.
Currently there is no return date for football in Portugal. Round 24 of the I League ended on 8 March, while the 24th round of the II League was suspended on 9 March.