The football season in England should only resume once all players have been tested for coronavirus, says the chief executive of the League Managers’ Association (LMA).
But Richard Bevan told BBC Sport “tests must be made available first” to NHS workers and patients.
“Once that’s happened, by all means let’s access it in sport,” he added.
Professional football has been postponed indefinitely because of the pandemic.
Bevan has criticised the English Football League (EFL) for failing to consult his members over an estimate that the season could be completed in 56 days once it restarts.
This week clubs were sent a letter in which the EFL said it was “hopeful” of a conclusion in the summer months.
Bevan described the proposed schedule as “amazingly tight”, adding: “You’re going to have to get the support of the coaches and managers. You do not do that by not talking to them. You do not get the end-product or working together if you just send a letter out without actually taking their advice or thoughts.”