Bundesliga keen on finishing season, lays down strict measures

Bundesliga keen on finishing season, lays down strict measures

The Bundesliga is keen on finishing its season, and severe measures will be put up to ensure the players' health while upholding social distancing even during the matches.

One of the severe measures that will be taken is that the players will be sequestered in hotels before games, tested the day before matches with results on matchday to clear them to participate.

The matches will be played behind closed doors and each player will be tested twice a week.

No player will be allowed to leave the hotels, and food or any other needs will be fully provided and delivered.

The matches are due to be played on Tuesdays and Saturdays with the following stipulations: 

  • Players tested the day before a game.
  • Results on matchday to clear them to play. Isolation for two weeks after a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Travel to matches in three team buses for social distancing .
  • Players will enter the pitch separately.
  • No handshakes.
  • Players to stay in hotels around matches with no visitors allowed and food being delivered to rooms by club staff. 

Germany's is the first major league in Europe to return to training and progress has been watched by English clubs hoping to finish the season after sports ground to a halt.

Meanwhile, in Italy, all 20 clubs in Serie A have voted to complete the season after consulting players whereas Denmark’s football association has announced it hopes to resume the Super League on May 29 subject to government approval.

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