21 Jan 2021

Giants close training-ground after positive Covid tests

Huddersfield Giants have closed their training facility for a minimum five day period to prevent further infection following a number of positive Covid-19 tests over the last few days. 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 have tested positive for Covid-19 are isolating at home for a minimum of 10 days as well as any individuals which have been identified as a contact trace as per the government guidelines.  

While players and staff are off-site, the Giants Training Centre will undergo a full deep clean and Public Health England have been informed, as per the government guidance via the RFL. 

Giants 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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