Borussia have taken a number of steps to protect players, workers and fans from the coronavirus.
As the DFL hasn’t cancelled the Bundesliga game due to be played on 3rd April against Werder Bremen, the Foals are still training. They have Monday off this week, before they will be on the training ground from Tuesday through to Thursday, although they will have the rest of the week off. All training sessions will be held behind closed doors due to the foreseeable future. Players are also not able to give fans autographs, interviews or pictures.
Postponed Gladbach matches
- First team: Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia (15th March) and Borussia – Bayer Leverkusen (22nd March)
- U23s: Fortuna Köln – Borussia (15th March) and SV Bergisch Gladbach – Borussia (22nd March)
- U19s and U17s: All Bundesliga games until 26th March, cup games until 19th April
- U9s up to U15s and Women’s teams: Break until 19th April
Health check-ups for the first team
The first-team players, coaches and staff have once again been informed how to best avoid infection over the past few days. The club will not be carrying out precautionary tests for the coronavirus on the players at the moment. “We don’t think that’d make any sense. There’s no reason to believe any of them are infected right now. We’ll obviously be keeping a close eye on things, in case any of our players are displaying symptoms and need testing,” said sporting director Max Eberl.
The FohlenWelt is shut until 19th April. Visits, events and tours will not take place during this timeframe. If you have any questions, please get in touch with fohlenwelt( at )borussia.de.
The FohlenSportsbar has also shut for the foreseeable future after a state decree.
A decision on the fan shops needs to be made still. The online shop is still fully functional.
No stadium tours will be possible for the foreseeable future. Everybody who had booked a tour will be contacted by Borussia shortly. If you have any questions, please get in touch with tours( at )borussia.de.
The Gladbach members’ meeting due to take place on 21st April has been cancelled. The annual general meeting will most likely be moved to a later date as well. Borussia will inform its fans when a new date for the members’ meeting has been found.
The offices will remain open for the time being, however, Borussia would ask fans to try and avoid visiting the offices, instead ringing the club up. Daily business will continue as normal, although as few members of staff as possible will be present, with most workers working from home.
The fitness studios, swimming pools, saunas and the medical park will be closed until 19th April as things stand. Only the rehabilitation area will remain open.
Ticket sales for all games have been stopped, as it cannot be ascertained, when games will be replayed or even played at this time. Borussia will inform the fans soon as to how tickets can be refunded.