Two positive PCR tests – Hertha game not currently at risk
Monday’s (10.05) PCR testing resulted in two positive covid-19 cases among the FC Schalke 04 first team squad. This includes yesterday’s suspected case following a round of quick testing. Both players are currently self-isolating at home and are asymptomatic, while another affected person has had no contact with first team members since last Friday (7th May).
Since all other test results returned negative, the team travelled as planned to a compulsory quarantine training camp later today (11.5). Relevant health authorities agreed to this plan following discussions and a review of the safety measures.
Further quick and PCR tests
Another round of quick and PCR tests took place before departure in order to guarantee maximum safety and the health of everyone involved. The results of the PCR testing will be made available at the latest by Wednesday morning. Quick and PCR tests will be carried out daily until further notice. As things stand, Wednesday’s planned home Bundesliga match against Hertha BSC (12.5, 18:00 CEST) is due to go ahead as planned.
Team management has once more reiterated the need for maximum caution. Strict measures will apply until further notice during the quarantine training camp: the team may only congregate as a group during team sessions, FFP-2 masks shall be worn at all times around the hotel and distances should be maintained. This also means will be consumed in private rooms.
The reason for the extra PCR testing, and the subsequent measures, was a positive quick test result of a player on Monday (10.5). As a result, the club cancelled Monday’s planned training session as a precautionary measure.