Hull KR have confirmed that their upcoming fixtures against Hull FC and Catalans have been postponed due to ongoing Covid-19 issues at the club.
The club’s home game against St Helens scheduled for this Friday was postponed earlier this week due to five players testing positive and nine others required to isolate as close contacts.
A further eight players have subsequently tested positive and therefore been required to begin isolation periods of 10 days, at which point the players would be able to return to training under the Gradual Return to Play Protocols programme which takes a minimum of an additional seven days.
Four members of backroom staff are also self-isolating after testing positive, and the club are awaiting the results of a further round of testing.
Under the Multiple Case Framework, all training of the first team has now been suspended until Monday, June 28.
The Hull derby was scheduled for Thursday July 1, and Catalans the following Monday, July 5, but have both now been postponed.
Tony Smith’s side will now travel to the KCOM Stadium on Thursday, July 15, two days before the Challenge Cup final.
There has been no official rearranged for the St Helens or Catalans clash yet.