Premiership Rugby have today confirmed that on Monday of this week 804 players and club staff were tested as part of the PCR COVID-19 screening programme. Of these, ten people have tested positive. Of those ten, six were players and four non-playing staff
A statement was released today explaining the situation, leading to those players needing to isolate themselves to avoid further spread of the virus.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive and their close contacts will now isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines,” the statement read.
“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.”