Coronavirus update of 21 April 2020

On 16 April, the Federal Council informed about a corona exit strategy in three stages. On the same day, the Federal Office of Sports was commissioned to develop a sports exit strategy. According to the Federal Council's communication, the exit strategy is expected to be in place by mid-May in order to start a slow opening from 8 June. The Federal Office of Sports is already working under high pressure this week to develop this exit strategy in order to be ready for an opening earlier.

Nevertheless, it is becoming increasingly clear that normal American football training will probably not be possible for some time yet.

For this reason the SAFV management had to make the following decisions:

  • All scheduled games for May and June will be cancelled.
  • There will be no official championship in 2020 in League B, League C and U19
  • There will be neither promotions nor relegations in the respective leagues in 2020

As we all know, hope dies last, so we remain confident that we will still be able to watch American football games in Switzerland in 2020. As soon as a more or less normal training operation is possible, the association will organise tournaments and friendly matches in cooperation with the teams.

In order to inform the teams in more detail about current developments and plans, a telephone conference will be offered on Saturday, 25 April.

Stay healthy!