The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) suggested on Wednesday that the players, management and staff at Serie A clubs should be tested for the novel coronavirus then isolated when training resumes.
“In order to restart football safely, it is essential at this stage to develop the best possible procedures to resume activity when the whole country starts up again,” said FIGC president Gabriele Gravina, who is hopeful that Serie A teams will start training after the lockdown in Italy ends in May.
FIGC stated that when clubs begin their preparations for the re-start of the season, they should each form a group of players, technical staff, doctors, physiotherapists, and other staff which is “completely negative” and isolate them in a summer-style training camp.
According to media reports in Italy, the federation went on to say that all members of the group should be tested for the deadly virus in the 96 hours before the start of the training camp.
“We work without haste but also without resting so that we are ready when the institutions give us the green light,” said Gravina.
By FARPost Reporter