COVID-19 Testing update

Warriors can confirm that the two members of staff who tested positive for COVID-19 have been re-tested and both results have come back as negative.

The result of the latest tests mean that the individuals – who were asymptomatic – are no longer required to self-isolate and they will be able to return to Sixways on Monday.

Weekly testing of all players and staff associated with the playing squad has been introduced by Premiership Rugby as a key part of Stage Two of the Return to Training Protocols.

The Protocols also require clubs to provide a written declaration to Premiership Rugby that they have met a number of key criteria alongside a full risk assessment informing the operational policy for their training facility. These include:

  • All players and support staff must undertake an Education Module and sign a formal “opt in” process for moving to Stage 2
  • All players and designated support staff undergoing weekly COVID-19 testing, and maintaining the high standards of hygiene introduced at training facilities
  • All clubs in conjunction with Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Football Union undertaking a rugby risk assessment to support the mitigation of risk in training
  • The continuation of a daily medical screening for players and support staff, which involves the completion of a symptom checklist and temperature check before entering the training facility
  • A contact tracing protocol which will be supported by GPS data and the videoing of training sessions
  • The provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate for the setting.