11th August 2020, 22:26 | coronavirus
Hull FC and Salford Red Devils have cancelled their scheduled training sessions for Wednesday morning after a number of Hull FC players tested positive for Covid-19 following Sunday’s Betfred Super League fixture between the teams.
Five Hull FC players who were involved in the match have tested positive, in addition to a sixth who was not in their matchday 17 – while a sixth member of Sunday’s 17 is having a retest after an inconclusive result.
All who test positive are now required to quarantine for 10 days - until August 21 – in line with national guidance.
Two members of Hull’s coaching staff have also tested positive.
Public Health England, the Hull FC players and staff, and the Salford Red Devils club were informed of the situation this evening.
Salford’s routine weekly test results have not yet been received, but the RFL is now analysing Sunday’s match to determine how many players from each team will also be required to self-isolate under the test and trace procedures that have been agreed with Public Health England.
Announcements on the impact on forthcoming Betfred Super League and Coral Challenge Cup fixtures over the next two weekends will be made as soon as possible.