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EFL Statement: COVID-19 test results

9 February 2021

The EFL can confirm that a total of 5470 players and Club staff from all 72 EFL Clubs were tested as part of last week’s testing programme, with 16 positive cases returned.

A twice-weekly COVID-19 mandatory testing progamme is now in place for all 72 Clubs, with today’s results covering all tests undertaken from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 February. 64 EFL Clubs returned zero positive tests over this period.

Players or Club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate in line with latest Government guidance.

 

Additional information

  • Testing will not eliminate risk and must be used in conjunction with the protocols already being followed across all EFL Clubs
  • Lateral flow devices (LFDs) deliver a rapid assessment on whether someone is infectious or not
  • If an individual tests positive using LFD they will be required to undertake a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) antigen test
  • The EFL regularly reviews its COVID-19 protocols and guidance in-line with government advice.

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