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Covid Affects U's Pre-Season Plans

Players self isolating after positive tests

20 July 2021

Oxford United will adhere to all current covid-19 protocols and regulations after three positive test results among the playing staff.

All players and first team staff are tested on a regular basis and unfortunately three players tested positive in the latest round of lateral tests. This was confirmed by PCR tests the same day and those three players must now self isolate for ten days from the date of the tests.

The club has maintained strict distancing rules at training and on matchdays to limit the amount of contact time all staff have with each other and monitors are used in training and matchdays to check the proximity of players for any period of time. Unfortunately some contact time is inevitable and as a result a further nine players will now have to self-isolate as a precaution.

This has been reported to Public Health England and the EFL and a thorough investigation of club protocols has been carried out with all relevant parties happy that all rules have been carefully followed.

We must stress that none of the players affected have become ill but precautions must be taken and the remaining players will continue to train and play matches while following government and EFL guidelines.

The club has spoken with Hayes and Yeading, and with Thame United to explain the situation and tonight’s friendly at Thame goes ahead as planned.


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