Italy will postpone Serie A matches if clubs have 9 positives

The new protocol establishes that if a sports club registers more than 35% positives in its squad, the match will be postponed

The Technical Scientific Committee (CTS) that advises the Italian Government during the pandemic approved a new protocol this Friday that plans to postpone Serie A football matches if a club registers more than 35% positive in the template, that is, nine infected.

With this decision, The CTS gives its approval to the agreement reached last Wednesday at the conference between the Government and the Italian regions with the aim of creating “safe and shared” rules“.

In that meeting, in which the directors of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the Serie A League also participated, new rules were developed to give “certainty to the continuation of sports activities” in equal conditions.

The new protocol establishes that if a sports club registers more than 35% positives in its squad, which in the case of football would be 9 out of 25 players, the match will be postponed.

Positive players must remain in isolation, monitored and controlled according to the legislation.

By contrast, Negative players but in close contact with positive players must undergo a coronavirus test within five days and wear the Ffp2 mask, except when playing sports.