October 8, 2020

Betfred Super League Covid-19 Testing Update – October 8

Results from this week’s testing for Covid-19 across the 11 Betfred Super League clubs, match officials and other relevant staff have been received.
Of the 589 tests taken, there have been 579 negative results, and 10 positives, spread across five clubs.
Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors have each confirmed positive results for three players, all of whom are now self-isolating – as are the other two players to have tested positive (one each from Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity), and the two non-playing staff members who have tested positive.
There are five fixtures scheduled for the Betfred Super League this week, as follows:

Thursday October 8:
Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils (530pm);
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC (745pm).

Friday October 9:
Wakefield Trinity v St Helens (530pm);
Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors (745pm).

(all the above matches will be played at Emerald Headingley, and shown live on Sky Sports)

Friday October 9:
Catalans Dragons v Hull KR (615pm, Perpignan – available to Hull KR season ticket holders on the Our League app)

Testing information
Screen4 were selected as the preferred testing partner for Betfred Super League clubs. Players and officials from each club, along with match officials and other key matchday staff, will undergo weekly antigen testing.
Super League and the RFL will provide a central weekly update on COVID-19 tests carried out and the breakdown of results.
For the purpose of medical privacy, no details of specific clubs or individuals will be provided as part of this update, unless circumstances allow.

Additional guidance
• Clubs cover the costs of their testing.
• Every player or member of staff who attends the training ground, prior to entering the site, must complete a screening protocol to detect any symptoms in a manner devised by the Club Doctor.
• Players and staff will also be required to complete a daily medical questionnaire submitted before arrival at the training ground on training days. If this is not submitted before arrival, access to the training ground will be denied.