Inter are ready to take significant precautions to ensure that the chances of COVID spreading within the squad are minimized when the players return to training.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the club are prepared to administer several rounds of tests and also for players to train individually for several days.
The rise of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID on a global scale has left the Nerazzurri apprehensive about the possibility of infections within the squad.
The new variant is known to spread very quickly and easily, and to infect even individuals who have been vaccinated or who otherwise have previous immunity.
The squad have been permitted to travel on their winter holidays, with the likes of Stefan de Vrij and Hakan Calhanoglu spending their holidays in Dubai while Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal returned to Chile for example.
Upon returning, the club are wary of the possibility that players could possibly return having contracted COVID, and they will take measures to mitigate any prospective spread of the infections.
Players will be given several rounds of tests to ensure that any positive cases are caught quickly, and for the first few days back in training the players will train on their own to minimize contact.