sport news PETE JENSON: LaLiga's four-point plan for bringing Spanish football back

Lionel Messi in a mask, disinfected footballs, three players per dressing room and the prospect of squads living in Big Brother-style houses are just some of the proposals in place in order for the LaLiga season to restart. 

The task of testing clubs in the country's top two divisions began this week as part of LaLiga's operation to restart the season in the middle of June.

In a bid to make training environments as safe for players as possible, LaLiga has sent out a detailed 24-page special report advising on training protocol.  

Lionel Messi drives in for his coronavirus testing on Wednesday at Barcelona's training ground

Lionel Messi drives in for his coronavirus testing on Wednesday at Barcelona's training ground

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone wears gloves as he arrives for testing on Wednesday

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone wears gloves as he arrives for testing on Wednesday

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has revealed plans for a resumption of the season next month

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has revealed plans for a resumption of the season next month

The report also informs clubs of their obligation to test players for COVID-19 before they begin training.

Sportsmail looks at the lengths the Spanish top flight is going to so as to ensure football returns. 

It's a case of four phases, one goal – finish the season.

Phase One: Testing

Every one of the players registered with the 20 top-flight clubs in Spain, plus all technical staff and essential workers have had to be tested for COVID-19 and that even includes Real Valladolid president Ronaldo Nazario.

The former Barcelona and forward wants to be close to his players as they come back in a bid to save themselves from relegation and that means he will have to pass through the three tests the players are to be subjected to before the season can restart.

One name missing from the Barcelona list of individuals to be tested was Ousmane Dembele. He is not registered with LaLiga – that's how Barcelona were allowed special dispensation to sign Martin Braithwaite outside of the window – and so until his official period of recovery from injury is reached in July he will not be registered and tested and cannot go to the club's training ground as a consequence.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele has not been tested because he is not registered with LaLiga

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele has not been tested because he is not registered with LaLiga

Phase Two: Solitary training

LaLiga have already said they are anticipating at least 30 cases of players testing positive for coronavirus. But they are determined that this will not deter them from aiming to restart the season in June.

Players who test positive will be sent into quarantine and tested before they can return. 

If players test positive when squads are training together then it will be more of a problem but at this stage before players have even started solitary training there will be no panic.

'We should not dramatise [players testing positive]. We should act as in any other industry that has returned to work,' said Spain's secretary for Sport, Irene Lozano. 

Players will have to train by themselves at first before gradually increasing to small groups

Players will have to train by themselves at first before gradually increasing to small groups

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane (left) and Eden Hazard (right) chat while social distancing

boss Zinedine Zidane (left) and Eden Hazard (right) chat while social distancing 

Despite tests being made available some players have expressed grave concerns. 

'I will not play again if there is a minimum risk of spreading the virus to my family, said Eibar's Pape Diop and his team-mates and coaches put together a joint statement saying: 'We are afraid to start an activity in which we will not be able to meet the first recommendation of all the experts which is physical distancing.'

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