Premiership PCR COVID-19 Screening Program – Week Six (2) results

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LONDON, ENGLANDPremiership Rugby can today confirm that on Wednesday 12 August, 956 players and club staff were tested as part of the PCR COVID-19 screening programme. Of these, seven people have tested positive, from six different clubs. Of those seven, five are players and two are members of staff.

Those who have tested positive and their close contacts will now isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.

Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated information for competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided. The number of positive results will be made public after each round of testing.

This week, which culminates with the resumption of Gallagher Premiership Rugby, there were two separate testing days, on Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 August.

The results so far have been:

Week One (6 July) – 804 players and club staff were tested. Of these, ten people tested positive. Of those ten, six were players and four were members of staff

Week Two (13 July) – 856 players and club staff were tested. Of these, nine people tested positive. Of those nine, seven were players and two were members of staff.

Week Three (20 July) – 896 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two players tested positive.

Week Four (27 July) – 846 players and club staff were tested. Of these, five people tested positive. Of those five, four were players and one was a member of staff.

Week Five (3 August) – 917 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two people tested positive. Of those two, one was a player and one was a member of staff.

Week Six 1 (10 August) – 989 players and club staff were tested. Of those four people tested positive. Of those four, one was a player and three were members of staff.

Week Six 2 (12 August) – 956 players and club staff were tested. Of those seven people tested positive. Of those seven, five are players and two are members of staff.

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