FC Bayern drastically tightened corona rules for players
NAfter a number of corona cases in its team, FC Bayern has once again adjusted its corona rules. “It’s really been tightened. We are testing every day, on the day of the match there is a test at seven o’clock in the morning, ”reported coach Hansi Flick before leaving for the first knockout round of the Champions League at Lazio Rome on Tuesday (in the sports ticker of WELT).
“We have to live with that, these are the things that accompany us and may accompany us for a long time,” said Flick. Most recently, the French world champion Benjamin Pavard tested positive for the corona virus. Previously, Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka and Javi Martínez had to be quarantined after positive corona tests.
“Nobody can foresee or predict whether something will come or whether it will stay there. That would be great because we want a bit of calm to return. It’s not a nice situation for the team and everyone around it, ”said Flick. It is important to wear a mask, keep your distance and wash your hands. Everyone is worried, said the 55-year-old. In addition, there are also people in the supervisory staff who belong to “a certain risk group” and who have to be protected.
The Bayern stars even have to take a test on days off
The number of tests has increased. In order to minimize contacts, deferred activities for sponsors, for example, were suspended for the time being.
Even on days off (such as Thursday), the stars had to drive up to the Säbener Strasse to test in the underground car park. And double tests were even used – for example before the trip to the Frankfurt game. In order to be even safer, a quick test carried out one after the other for the training and a PCR test for the later departure gave the green light.
The club wants to avoid a fifth infection in the second half of the season. Because there is fear that the Munich health department will then get serious. So far, the authorities in the Pavard case had only pursued the normal tracing of first-degree contacts. But: If there is another positive Covid-19 finding in the professional squad, the entire team is threatened with quarantine, according to information from “Bild”.
The club’s new measures will initially apply for the next 14 days.
The re are a lot of rules and a lot of regulations. We have a lot of tests, sometimes several times a day, ”said winger Kingsley Coman. “But that’s part of life. We have to take all these precautions in order to be able to continue playing, to be able to play games. We do everything that is necessary for it. “