German football chiefs outline plans for players when Bundesliga returns

German football chiefs have outlined plans for players for when the Bundesliga returns, which include a potential ban on sex and kissing their partners.

Proposals made by the Bundesliga have already been approved to resume fixtures from May 9 providing the German Government give the all clear.

As reported by The Mail, officials have drawn up a series of stringent measures to be adhered to as players will be told they can either live in a hotel or at their homes.

Regular tests will be carried out for coronavirus on the athletes, starting before the season is set to resume and every two weeks throughout its duration.

If players wives or partners are showing any signs of coronavirus they will be advised to avoid any sexual contact.

Teams will be allocated a hotel each, or have one floor of the facility put on lockdown to ensure they don't come into contact with other guests.

Social distancing guidelines will still be in operation, with advice to stay two metres apart from other visitors should they venture outside.

Room service will be off limits to players, as well as the hotel bar, and they will be told to activate lifts using their elbows.

If players decide instead to stay at home they must limit the number of outside visitors and are prohibited from taking public transport.

Procedures will very much be based around self-isolation, with no sharing of items such as toothbrushes with their partners.

In addition they must keep a log of guests and visiting family members and any changes in their health.

Attendance at fixtures will be limited to a maximum of 300 people inside the stadium, including players and staff of the competing teams, security staff, journalists, ball boys and a handful of police officers.

Players will be shuttled to and from the grounds on multiple buses to reduce close proximity between those on board, while those travelling in from home must do so by car.

Teams will be urged to arrive at separate times and all personnel will then be tested on arrival using ear thermometers to check body temperature.

All the facilities will be disinfected before and after each use, and even starting players and substituted will be told to change and warm up separately.

Those on the bench will also be sat sporadically, even if that requires them to sit rows apart in the stands behind the dugout.

Teams will also not line up in the tunnel together, and pre-match rituals such as handshakes are out of the question.

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