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Bundesliga clubs to enter 'quarantine training camps'

By Rune Gjerulff

The German Football League (DFL) will adopt two-stage quarantine measures for the last three matchdays of the current season.

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Clubs in Germany's two top leagues will head into quarantine for the last three matchdays of the 2020/21 campaign after the German Football League (DFL) announced new measures to restrict the spread of coronavirus in a statement on Thursday.

Due to the DFL's new two-stage quarantine measures, the players, coaches and staff 'must stay solely in their home environment or on the training premises/in the stadium' from Monday, 3 May, until Wednesday, 12 May, at which point they will enter a 'quarantine training camp' until the end of the season.

"The purpose of the "quarantine training camps" is to provide extra safeguards for the staging of matches, particularly in view of the time pressure caused by UEFA EURO, which follows the regular season. It is the clubs' responsibility to ensure that players, coaches and training staff come into contact with no one but each other during the stated period. All requirements of the medical and hygiene-related concept remain unchanged," said the DFL in a statement.

"If individuals such as team doctors have to temporarily leave the "quarantine training camp" in exceptional cases on account of particular professional duties, they may only return to the group of persons if they take further protective measures, including a negative antigen rapid test immediately before returning."

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