Training cancelled after Edinburgh player tests positive for Covid

A 'small group' of Edinburgh players are self-isolating after being close contacts but club is hopeful that Saturday's match versus Ulster will go ahead

There has been a Covid outbreak in the Edinburgh squad. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
There has been a Covid outbreak in the Edinburgh squad. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

AN Edinburgh player has tested positive for Covid and a “small group” of potential contacts in the squad are also self-isolating.

Training was cancelled today [Monday] as a precaution and the entire squad were re-tested early this morning.

As it stands, the club’s Rainbow Cup match against Ulster at Murrayfield this Saturday [5th June] is still scheduled to go ahead as planned.


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A statement issued by the club:

Edinburgh Rugby can confirm a squad player has tested positive for COVID-19.

The player has started self-isolation as per Scottish Government guidelines.​

Subsequent internal contact tracing identified a small group of potential contacts and they are also isolating. To respect medical confidentiality Edinburgh Rugby will not name the individuals affected.

Today’s (Monday) training at the club has been cancelled as a precaution and the entire squad and playing staff were tested early this morning (Monday). Further updates on the squad will be issued as appropriate.

The club continues to operate an extensive health and safety coronavirus mitigation plan and follow all respective health guidance aligned through Scottish Rugby’s Threat Management Group.

The club’s Guinness PRO14 match against Ulster at BT Murrayfield this Saturday (5 June) is still scheduled to go ahead as planned.


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  1. That would be Ulster whose game was called off last week due to four positive cases?

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