Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot will donate money to the NHS every time he is tested for coronavirus.
All Premier League players and members of staff will be tested regularly for COVID-19 ahead of a possible restart to the season next month.
During the first round of tests, six positive tests were returned including that of Watford defender Adrian Mariappa and Burnley assistant coach Ian Woan.
Players have been doing their bit to aid the National Health Service and local communites and Elliot will give money to support the NHS every time he is tested.
Patrick Forster wrote on Twitter: “Massive respect to @the_dilsh who said that every COVID-19 test he uses while getting tested back at training he will donate the cash to the @NHSuk so they can use that for tests or PPE that these key workers should have!! Nice touch Rob lad.”
Prenetics, the company providing the tests, will carry out at least 1,600 a week to get clubs back to training.
CEO Avi Lasarow insisted that Premier League players were not preventing others from getting coronavirus tests.
He told Sky Sports: “I can categorically say that the testing we’re undertaking, the process we’re undertaking from everything related to PPE to the swabs to the actual laboratory analytical process, is not taking away from NHS resources.
“We work with UK-accredited laboratories, without our consortium, and the capacity which is being made available for employers to take testing for their employees, does not impinge whatsoever on NHS capability.”
The Premier League’s Project Restart proposals has seen players return to training this week ahead of a potential resumption of the season next month.