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Friday Sep 18, 2020

Two Premiership players from different clubs have just been confirmed as having COVID-19

Premiership Rugby can today confirm that on Wednesday 16 September, 990 players and club staff from Premiership clubs were tested as part of the PCR COVID-19 screening programme. Of those, two players – from two different clubs – tested positive.

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Those who tested positive and their close contacts are isolated and assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.

The staging of this weekend’s matches is not affected.

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 under any circumstances. The number of positive results will be made public after each round of testing.

The results so far have been:

Week One (6 July) – 804 players and club staff were tested. Of these, ten people tested positive. Of those ten, six were players and four were members of staff

Week Two (13 July) – 856 players and club staff were tested. Of these, nine people tested positive. Of those nine, seven were players and two were members of staff.

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Week Three (20 July) – 896 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two players tested positive.

Week Four (27 July) – 846 players and club staff were tested. Of these, five people tested positive. Of those five, four were players and one was a member of staff.

Week Five (3 August) – 917 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two people tested positive. Of those two, one was a player and one was a member of staff.

Week Six 1 (10 August) – 989 players and club staff were tested. Of those four people tested positive. Of those four, one was a player and three were members of staff.

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Week Six 2 (12 August) – 956 players and club staff were tested. Of those seven people tested positive. Of those seven, five are players and two are members of staff.

Week Seven(19 August) – 1,043 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 1 (24 August) – 1,042 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 2 (27 August) – 1,025 players and club staff were tested. There were no positive tests.

Week Nine (2 September) – 1,077 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Ten 1 (7 September) – 1,032 players and club staff were tested. Of those two players and five members of staff tested positive.

Week Ten 2 (10 September) – 1,031 players and club staff were tested. Of those six players and six members of staff tested positive.

Week 11 (16 September) – 990 players and club staff were tested. Of those two players tested positive.

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