Oxford United talked to the EFL and relevant safety authorities on Sunday and again this morning after Saturday’s home game against Crewe was postponed.
As has been widely reported, shortly after arriving at the Kassam Stadium Crewe notified the club and the match officials that one of their players had tested positive in the build up to the game and after consultation the game was postponed with Crewe formally notifying all parties that they were unable to fulfill the fixture.
All of the Oxford United first team squad will be covid tested this morning with training adjusted accordingly.
The club has gone back to its ‘Protocol 1’ procedures and until the results of those tests are received the players will not use the buildings at the Training Ground and will maintain safe social distancing as usual.
They will arrive for training today already changed, be tested and then after training within the guidelines will return to their cars and go home in their training kit, eating and showering off site. They will be tested again on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League 1 game away at Gillingham.
Although the highest levels of covid protocol remain in place at the Training Ground today’s scheduled pre-match press conference will be conducted via ZOOM with no media allowed on site.
The areas where players and staff use the Kassam Stadium is being deep cleaned and Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy game at home to Bristol Rovers is still scheduled to go ahead.