Protecting elite sports teams across Germany

Case Study  -  February 4th 2021

Protecting elite sports teams across Germany

Since the early days of the pandemic, the sporting world has embraced rapid coronavirus testing to ensure competitions and tournaments can continue and teams can compete safely and responsibly. These rapid testing programs have enabled countries to lift restrictions in sports and allowed teams to move forward with practice and competition.

MEDsan UK are proud to supply the Pata Yamaha World Superbike Team with rapid antibody testing at the track and recently prevented the cancellation of a Bundesliga football match by deploying rapid antigen testing at the stadium.

We are pleased to also be supplying rapid testing to a range of professional sports teams across Germany, including the Bundesliga’s second division team Hamburg SV, Handball-Bundesliga-Women – the top professional women’s handball league in Germany, and Hamburg Towers Basketball.

These teams are using MEDsan’s SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Tests to test all team members on a regular basis, including immediately before practice and matches. By instigating a pre-match testing program, these teams are preventing on-field transmission by players, including those who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic. These teams are continuing to compete whilst taking responsible precautions to protect themselves and their opponents against the virus. Any positive results will result in the appropriate isolation measures.

Results from our SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Tests are generated within just 20 minutes. The test kits are portable, requiring no additional equipment and no waiting for laboratory results, making them the practical and reliable solution for pre-match and pre-practice testing.