Health and wellbeing of all participants remains the top priority
Following the statement https://www.fivb.com/en/about/news/fivb-update-on-covid-19-protocols-at-vnl?id=93674 issued yesterday regarding the special procedure implemented for the German men’s national volleyball team, the FIVB can confirm that the entire German team delegation produced negative antigen and PCR test results on 27 May.
Based on the guidance of medical experts, the FIVB, COVID-19 Task Force, local event organiser and local health authorities have jointly agreed to allow the German team to return to regular activities and participate in matches as per the VNL 2021 schedule.
The FIVB remains in close contact with the COVID-19 Task Force, event organiser and local health authorities. Rigorous health and safety measures at the event continue to be followed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants, which is the FIVB’s number one priority.
Note for Information:
The Volleyball Nations League 2021 is being held in a secure bubble in Rimini Italy from 25 May to 25 June for the women’s edition and 28 May to 27 June for the men’s edition.
All participants were required to produce negative test results before their departure to Italy and a PCR test upon arrival before entering the bubble was mandatory. Further in-competition tests are also mandatory for all participants every four days, along with an exit PCR test before departure. In the event that a participant displays COVID-19 symptoms, additional tests shall be performed, as well as close contact tracking and specific medical care outside the bubble if required.
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