The clubs of the Bundesliga and 2nd league should possibly move into a so-called “quarantine training camp” around match days 29, 30 and 31. This is reported by the specialist magazine kicker, citing a circular from the German Football League (DFL) to the 36 professional clubs. Accordingly, a specific decision is still pending, this would have to be taken at least eight days before the start.
With this mandatory measure from April 14th to 26th, it would be possible to “additionally secure three match days”, said the letter from Presidium Spokesman Christian Seifert and Presidium Member Ansgar Schwenken kicker is present. Even before the restart in May, the teams had gone to such a “quarantine training camp”.
With this, the DFL is reacting to “potentially increasing incidences” and to the “high percentage and increasing participation of various, sometimes clearly contagious, virus variants”. The DFL wrote that there was “a noticeable trend among the health authorities to send professional soccer teams into quarantine.” The recent corona cases in the 2nd division resulted in several game cancellations.
The DFL has already tightened its hygiene concept. In addition to the “quarantine training camps”, the frequency of the corona test will be increased. From April onwards, if the incidence is seven days or more, rapid antigen tests will be mandatory at the beginning of each training or travel day. The two obligatory PCR tests per week remain in place.