Covid-19 update: 29.10.20

Posted: Thursday 29th October 2020 - 12:45 PM

The First Team squad was tested on Tuesday, 27th October revealing 12 positive results, this meant that the scheduled Friday evening match against Huddersfield Giants was cancelled. Two further tests had returned inconclusive results and were therefore tested again, and one returned a positive result.

Castleford Tigers will be conducting two further rounds of tests on the players who returned negative results over the course of the coming days after working with the Multiple Case Group and the RFL.

Betfred Super League: Covid-19 tests weekly round up

Results from this week’s testing for Covid-19 have been received from 10 of the 11 Betfred Super League clubs, plus match officials and other relevant staff. Changes to testing cycles mean that Warrington Wolves’ results are not yet available.

Of the 517 tests taken so far during week commencing 26 October, there have been 502 negative results and 15 positives – all of them players – spread across three clubs.

13 of the positives were from Castleford Tigers, leading to the cancellation of their scheduled fixture against Huddersfield tomorrow night. Castleford have been placed into Stage 2 of the three-stage multiple cases framework which sets out the basis on which the RFL manages repeated positive cases within clubs.

The information above will be updated once the test results from Warrington Wolves are known.

Testing information

Screen4 were selected as the preferred testing partner for Betfred Super League clubs. Players and officials from each club, along with match officials and other key matchday staff, undergo weekly antigen testing.

Super League and the RFL will provide a central weekly update on COVID-19 tests carried out and the breakdown of results.

For the purpose of medical privacy, no details of specific clubs or individuals will be provided as part of this update, unless circumstances allow.

Additional guidance

Clubs cover the costs of their testing.

Every player or member of staff who attends the training ground, prior to entering the site, must complete a screening protocol to detect any symptoms in a manner devised by the Club Doctor.

Players and staff will also be required to complete a daily medical questionnaire submitted before arrival at the training ground on training days. If this is not submitted before arrival, access to the training ground will be denied.

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