Three EFL figures test positive for coronavirus - Sheffield Wednesday not affected

The Star understands that no Sheffield Wednesday players or staff have tested positive for coronavirus after the latest round of testing by the EFL.

By Alex Miller
Thursday, 28th May 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 7:16 pm

The EFL this morning released a statement confirming that three players or staff from two different clubs have tested positive. Those figures will now self-isolate for seven days.

League football is edging closer to a return to action after clubs resumed training – albeit with socially-distance measures – on Monday.

All Wednesday players are understood to have reported for training at their Middlewood Road base.

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Speaking to The Star just hours after his return from the session, full-back Moses Odubajo described the measures put in place, confirming that players would be tested twice a week and that they have been told to wear presonal protective equipment outside of the training ground.

The EFL statement reads: “Following the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 1030 players and Club staff have been tested over the course of Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May, with three individuals testing positive from two Clubs.

“Those players or Club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.

“The EFL will continue to make regular and relevant announcements as appropriate in respect of the testing programme to support competition integrity and transparency.

Garry Monk looks on at a training session earlier this season (via @swfc)

“No specific details as to Clubs or individuals will be provided by the League.”