ROME – Another step forward towards the resumption of the Italian Serie A football championship
The FIGC has sent the match safety protocol to the sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora.
At the moment there is no official date for the restart of the championship but there is talk with some insistence of June 14th.
The date will be made official only after the government's approval, which must first receive the go-ahead from the technical-scientific committee.
The essential points of this new protocol are revealed in preview by Corriere dello Sport and Agipronews.
Serie A games, here's how the stages will be divided.
Each stage will be divided into three zones (A, B and C).
Zone A includes the playground, the fence and the changing room tunnel.
Zone B covers the stands, including the press stands and authorities.
By zone C , however, we mean the areas outside the stadium.
Access to each area will be regulated by time slots and by the maximum number of people present at the same time.
In zone A there can be a maximum of 106 people at the same time, in zone B a maximum of 118 people and in zone C a total of 109 people.
All of these people will have their fever measured (it should not be equal to or greater than 37 and a half degrees).
All these subjects must be equipped with self-certification which justifies their presence at the stadium.
The two teams must arrive at the stadium separately.
The two teams will have to enter the facility without ever crossing until the match starts .
So the two teams will have to enter the stadium following different paths and will have to arrive at different times.
The referees will arrive at the stadium one hour and 45 minutes before the game.
The visiting team will arrive an hour and 40 before the match.
The home team will arrive an hour and 30 before the match.
All participants of the game will have to wear a mask until the beginning of the sport activity (then they can take it off).
Coaches and changing rooms must be sanitized with the utmost care.
Food and changing rooms, the rules to follow.
Let's start with pre-game nutrition .
Players and staff will only be able to eat the food cooked by their team's cook .
The team doctors will have to guarantee the safety distance between the beds where the players undergo treatments and massages.
The same doctors will have to sanitize all the spaces used by the players of their team.
In any case, in every area of the stadium there will be sanitizing gels.
Not only that, every venue in the stadium will be aired four times a day for at least ten minutes.
Nothing filmed in the locker room. Home footballers with their car.
The TV broadcasting the game will not be able to resume the players in the changing rooms.
The home players will have to arrive at the stadium with their cars.
The presence of mascots on the pitch is prohibited .
No team photos or handshake between the players before the game kick-off.
Questionnaire to be filled in for the protagonists of the game.
All the participants of the meeting will have to fill in a questionnaire where they will have to declare if in the last 14 days they have suffered from:
fever, cough, throat or body pain, breathing problems, reduced taste or smell, contact with infected patients, exposure to risk areas and if you have already undergone the test.
Many restrictions for journalists.
Access to the game will be guaranteed to very few journalists.
There will be TV reporters who broadcast the meeting and a few others.
The request for accreditation must in any case be submitted well in advance.
Press room and mixed areas will remain closed.
The interviews should take place in a sanitized area inside the TV production vans.
At each interview, the minimum number of people necessary to carry it out must be present .
Game schedule and rules for warm-up.
The matches should be played in multiple time slots but in this protocol we only talk about 15 hours.
The two teams can enter the field for warm-up 50 minutes before the game.
The referees, on the other hand, will be able to warm up from 30 minutes before the game.
The safety distance of at least two meters between the players who warm up on the pitch must be guaranteed.
The benches will be enlarged to ensure the safety distance between reserves and technical staff (some of them will also be able to sit in the stands).
The anti-doping rooms will allow the perfect separation between the players of the two teams.
Protests against the referee are forbidden, the less you talk the better …
The players were told to play and speak as little as possible.
Protests against the referee and other referees will be prohibited.
A bit like in Germany where the players are not saying a word even after the award of a dubious penalty …
In any case, the players must always keep a safety distance of at least two meters from the referee (sources corrieredellosport.it and Agipronews).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano