Hertha Berlin are to insist players and backroom staff who refuse to be vaccinated pay for their own COVID-19 tests in the future, the Bundesliga club confirmed Wednesday.
A club spokesman told AFP subsidiary SID that players or staff who refuse a coronavirus vaccine will soon have to pay for their own PCR testing, which costs around 70 euros ($80) each time.
Under German Football League (DFL) rules, players must have a PCR test twice a week, but Hertha have their personnel tested six times every week.
Hertha sports director Fredi Bobic told German daily Bild that “90 percent” of their playing squad and staff are vaccinated.
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