Corona in football So far no insured event recognized by VBG

Just 13 cases have been reported since March 2020 of the VBG in Hamburg from the Bundesliga, 2. League and 3rd League. This gives a request of the VBG Incidentally. There have been no recognized cases that are due to infection in connection with professional activity, says in the opinion. As in other industries, the hurdles are quite high for recognition. The infection must usually be due to a preliminary person infected with the virus (index person). According to Kassenuthal Federal Association, this is intensive and longer ongoing contact with this person.

Because this proof is very difficult to lead, most positively tested for a request to the VBG. Thus, 136 applications went out of the entire German professional port, after all 54 are recognized as insured events, including athletes from individual sports. Between the professional football and other team sports, the professional association does not see any serious differences that are similar to hygiene concepts. Everywhere, the focus is on how to quickly recognize infectious persons through regular testing and remove from the environment of the other persons.

Praise for the clubs

The test concept has worked because there was no major infection events known to us. Infected persons, there was occasional to quarantines – even greater shares in the team – so the VBG. At Mainz 05, three players have recently been positively tested, eight more quarantined. Further infections did not occur afterwards. Last winter, the VBG had found in an evaluation of the measures of all relevant leagues, that the hygiene concepts have been adequately implemented by the clubs.

The vaccine makes no difference for the VBG

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Incidentally, the professional association represents a much discussed question as to whether all football professionals should be vaccinated: From the VBG view, the Corona occupational safety ordinance and the associated SARS COV-2 occupational safety rules apply as a benchmark for the implementation of occupational safety measures. In these Regulations no vaccine is required, so no vaccination can not be regarded as negligence. Detached from the question of a vaccine there is a loss of obligation of the professional association usually also with negligent behavior of an insured person.