The EFL can confirm that a total of 4,598 players and club staff from all 72 EFL Clubs were tested as part of last week’s testing programme, with 32 positive cases returned. A twice-weekly Covid-19 mandatory testing progamme is now in place for all 72 Clubs, with today’s results covering all tests undertaken from Monday 11 to Sunday 18 January.
The EFL added that 53 clubs returned zero positive tests over this period. Players or Club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate in line with latest Government guidance.
- Testing will not eliminate risk and must be used in conjunction with the protocols already being followed across all EFL clubs.
- Lateral flow devices (LFDs) deliver a rapid assessment on whether someone is infectious or not.
- If an individual tests positive using LFD they will be required to undertake a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) antigen test.
- The EFL regularly reviews its COVID-19 protocols and guidance in-line with government advice.