The two stages are as follows: Firstly, the group of people included in the regular PCR testing programme – including the first team, coaching and support staff – must stay in their home environment, at the training ground or at the stadium at all times from Monday 3 May onwards. Eintracht are due to face 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Sunday 9 May.
Then, from Wednesday 12 May, the corresponding group at all 36 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs will enter a quarantine training camp, having undergone a negative PCR test no more than 24 hours beforehand. The training camp is mandatory until the respective club’s Matchday 34 fixture on 22/23 May has been completed.
The purpose of the quarantine training camp is to provide additional security for match operations – particularly in view of the tight schedule caused by UEFA EURO, which follows the domestic season. Clubs must ensure that players, coaches and support staff come into contact with no one but each other during this period. All requirements of the medical and hygiene concept remain unchanged.