The measures decided upon by the federal and state governments on Wednesday to contain the corona pandemic include an extension of the ban on spectators at professional sport until the end of the year at the earliest.

As much as it pains us to be without you at our matches, the way infections are currently progressing means more stringent measures are required in the coming weeks in order to flatten the infection curve. Each individual must continue to behave responsibly to protect themselves and others from being infected with the coronavirus. 

We've witnessed the BVB family behaving in an exemplary measure over the course of recent months. And moving forward, it is our wish that we continue to take care of ourselves and the people around us, maintain social distancing, wear masks, use the tracing app, avoid gatherings and reduce contacts.