MAINZ – Bundesliga soccer players are already training again. FSV Mainz 05 and Eintracht Frankfurt have also started small-group exercises in the open air. But what is the situation like with other athletes who practice their sport on a professional level? “The goal is a nationwide regulation, so that after Easter there will be clarity nationwide when and to what extent training activities in the respective sport could be started in coordination with the health authorities, in compliance with appropriate hygiene rules and, if necessary, additional measures,” said a spokeswoman for the Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Ministry the newspapers of the VRM on request.
The Ministry of the Interior in Hesse expressed itself more clearly. According to a report by the FAZ, the ministry partially lifted training restrictions for certain professional athlete groups on Monday. Accordingly, professional athletes can be exempted from the ban on using sports facilities. Training and professional athletes in professional sports is a “job”. This emerges from an email that has been sent to cities and towns in Hesse.
The Interior Ministry in Mainz did not (yet) want to go that far. According to the spokeswoman, “discussions are currently underway between the DOSB, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, which is responsible for competitive sports, and the federal states, as far as the Olympic and perspective cadres are concerned”.
In addition, the Sports Ministers’ Conference was asking how the countries are dealing with the current situation. All of this should lead to common regulation after Easter.