Back to work! Declan Rice and Mark Noble undergo temperature testing at the Rush Green base in West Ham before returning to individual training
- West Ham players underwent temperature testing prior to training
- Mark Noble and Declan Rice were among those who recorded measurements
- They blew into a tube while an employee with a mask was on hand to help
- David Moyes and Kevin Nolan have set up different exercises to complete the players
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Declan Rice and Mark Noble were pictured taking temperature tests ahead of West Ham training on Wednesday.
The England international and the captain of Hammers both appeared to blow into the parking garage in a ‘peak flow meter’ with a member of the team’s medical staff to guide them through the process.
The plastic instrument measures how fast you can blow air out of your lungs and the players should blow into the hand tube as hard as possible.
Declan Rice (left) blew into what looked like a peak flow meter on Wednesday
The English international had the lecture delivered by an employee of the club (right)
The hammer captain, Mark Noble, was also depicted blowing into the small plastic tube
A reading can show if the airways are narrowed, which can be a sign of COVID-19.
Noble was pictured speaking to two staff members in the parking lot while undergoing the tests, and the 33-year-old then went on to train in isolation.
Rice and Noble also had their temperatures measured in the temporary medical facilities set up at West Ham’s Rush Green base in East London.
Inside the tents, medical workers would be in protective gear taking swabs to be sent away for results.
Noble was pictured speaking to two employees outside the medical testing center
West Ham is one of the clubs that has set up temporary test facilities on training
Players and staff should be tested twice a week with the responsibility of clubs to ensure strict compliance with the social distance guidelines.
Rigorous testing is clearly necessary at all Premier League clubs to ensure the safest return possible, especially with a third player from Brighton, the first in over a month to test positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.
David Moyes’ team works individually on the training field with small-group work allowed from May 18.
Noble was pictured wearing training gear including gloves while performing a number of different exercises alongside Rice on Wednesday morning.
Moyes was also depicted on the training field, setting tasks for his players to perform.
Noble was pictured training on the pristine surface of the club’s Rush Green facility
David Moyes (left) and Kevin Nolan (right) were shown setting up training exercises
Rice worked with the ball and performed a number of exercises while building fitness again
On the field, cones, nets and mini hurdles for footwork were set up for Noble and Rice, among the players who want to build fitness to the required level for elite competition.
The Premier League restart is scheduled for June, but there are still a number of hurdles to overcome, including some players’ reluctance to compromise their health.
A growing number of stars have publicly expressed concern about the return with Manuel Lanzini of West Ham among people like Sergio Aguero and Danny Rose for fear of returning to work.
Players will be able to work in small groups again from May 18, but will be alone for the time being