Bayern Munich players are set to return to training for the first time since the Bundesliga was suspended on March 13.
The German top flight recommended clubs should not train until Sunday, April 5 and the division pace-setters will welcome back players in small groups from Monday.
A club statement read: “The FC Bayern Munich first team will return to training in small groups from Monday, 6 April.
“This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities. It goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed.
“Training will take place with no members of the public present.
Giving COVID-19 the red card
The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pub, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…
The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pubs, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…
STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:
- to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
- to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
- for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
- to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.
The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
“In order to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, FC Bayern asks fans to continue to follow the instructions of the authorities and therefore please do not come to the FC Bayern training ground.
Meanwhile, Kyle Walker has apologised after the Man City defender ignored the government’s guidelines on coronavirus and hosted a ‘sex party’ during lockdown.
Despite urging fans to stay at home on Wednesday, it is alleged the England international invited a friend and two prostitutes to his Cheshire flat the night before.
“I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week which have resulted in a story today (Sunday) about my private life in a tabloid newspaper,” Walker’s statement read.
“I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.
“There are heroes out there making a vital difference to society at the moment, and I have been keen to help support and highlight their amazing sacrifices and life-saving work over the past week.
“My actions in this matter are in direct contrast to what I should have been doing regarding the lockdown. And I want to re-iterate the message: Stay home, stay safe.”