Bundesliga clubs to go into mandatory quarantine training camps in May

The Bundesliga season ends on May 22. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Bundesliga season ends on May 22. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

To deal with the rising COVID-19 cases in Germany, the DFL has announced two-stage quarantine measures for the final three match-days of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. As part of the measures, all 36 clubs will enter “quarantine training camps” on Wednesday, May 12. The training camps are mandatory for all clubs, and the final two match-days as well as the DFB-Pokal final will fall under this period.

All 36 clubs will also have to be in “quasi quarantine” from Monday, 3 May, which means that players, coaching staff and team officials will only be allowed to leave their homes for training sessions and matches. The aim of this is to reduce contact and further minimise the infection risk.

These measures were also implemented by the DFL in May last year, when the Bundesliga made its return following the COVID-19 enforced break.

The measures have been introduced just one week after the entire Hertha Berlin team had to undergo a 14-day home quarantine. Multiple members of the Hertha Berlin first-team squad and coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19, leading to three of their games being postponed. A number of teams in the 2. Bundesliga have also been forced to go into quarantine recently.

With the European Championships scheduled for this summer, the DFL wants to finish the Bundesliga season by the end of May. These measures are being put in place to ensure that no more games have to be postponed.

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The final match-day in the Bundesliga is currently scheduled for May 22. While the 2. Bundesliga season is due to end on May 23. And the final of the DFB-Pokal is scheduled for May 13.