Huddersfield close training ground following positive Covid cases

Huddersfield have closed their training ground for a minimum five-day period following a number of positive Covid-19 tests.

The club say the decision was made in conjunction with the RFL to ensure the safety of all players and staff, and has been taken as a precaution to halt spread of infection within the playing group.

Players who tested positive are isolating at home for a minimum of 10 days as well as any individuals which have been identified as a contract trace as per the government guidelines.

The Giants Training Centre will now undergo a full deep clean and Public Health England have been informed.

Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis said: “We have followed the guidelines laid down precisely and quickly which meant that following this mornings lateral flow testing a threshold was hit whereby we immediately closed our facility and will take a five-day break again as per the guidelines.

“In that time the training centre will undergo a full deep clean and in order for a return to training to be sanctioned further testing will take place for all staff and players next week.”

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