Scotland training camp shut down by Covid outbreak

Every member of the squad is to self-isolate for the remainder of this week

Jamie Bhatti, Luke Crosbie Adam McBurney and Scott Cummings will all self-isolate for the remainder of this week. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Jamie Bhatti, Luke Crosbie Adam McBurney and Scott Cummings will all self-isolate for the remainder of this week. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

SCOTLAND’S training camp has been disbanded for the remainder of this week in an effort to get the Covid outbreak which caused Sunday’s match against England A to be cancelled under control.

The decision was made to pause preparation for next month’s mini-tour to Romania and Georgia following four positive Covid test results within the squad last week.

The whole squad – players and management – will now self-isolate, regardless of whether they have been deemed close contacts, and it is hoped that a full round of negative test returns will allow the players and management to reconvene early next week ahead of flying out to Bucharest for their Test match against Romania on 10th July.


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“Having worked closely with Dr James Robson, Scottish Government medical advisors, and our medical team at Scottish Rugby over the last 24 hours, we’ve made the decision to take a break from training camp, during which period, all players and management will self-isolate regardless of whether they’ve been deemed a close contact of positive cases,” said interim head coach Mike Blair.

“It’s obviously been a difficult few days, however, the health and wellbeing of our squad and management is the number one priority, and that remains paramount in our decision-making process.”


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