Premiership adds four players to Covid-19 list
UPDATE: Four Premiership rugby players have tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of coronavirus testing.
Five of the 846 players and non-playing members of staff tested positive for the virus, an increase from just two players and no staff testing positive the previous week.
It brings the total number of positive tests across the twelve-club Premiership to 26, a number accounted for by 19 players and six members of the non-playing staff
In a statement, the Premiership Rugby confirmed that “846 players and club staff were tested as part of the PCR COVID-19 screening programme. Of these, five people have tested positive. Of those five, four were players and one was a member of staff,”
The statement added that “those who have tested positive and their close contacts will now isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.
“Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated information for competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided. The number of positive results will be made public after each round of testing,”