in England's Premiership and second-tier Championship have been given the green light to resume individual training from Tuesday with strict social distancing measures, the Professional Game Board said.
Competitive sport was suspended in Britain in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has killed more than 39,000 people in the country.
"I can confirm that the Professional Game Board ... has given provisional authorisation for Premiership and Championship Rugby clubs to move to Stage 1: Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance," Chris Booy, Professional Game Board Chair, said in a statement.
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"The clubs will need to satisfy a number of requirements to start Stage 1 as we continue the huge amount of work being undertaken to enable a safe return to training."
No timeline has been set for clubs to move to Stage 2, which involves contact training, or Stage 3, the resumption of Premiership matches.