September 9, 2020

Betfred Super League Covid-19 Testing Update

The 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 566 results, there have been 564 negative results, and two positives.

One Catalans Dragons player has tested positive, and will now remain in self-isolation. As all the club’s players and non-playing staff have been self-isolating for two weeks since a number of positive tests following their Coral Challenge Cup tie against Wakefield Trinity on August 22, no other players or coaches are affected.

Catalans play Wigan Warriors on Saturday evening at Stade Gilbert Brutus in the first Betfred Super League fixture to be played in France since the resumption of the season.

The other positive test was from a Wakefield Trinity player, who has been self-isolating since September 1 – meaning none of the other Wakefield players or coaches are affected.

Wakefield play Hull FC in the first of Thursday’s two fixtures at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens.

Betfred Super League fixtures, September 10-12 – all live on Sky Sports

Thursday September 10, Totally Wicked Stadium: Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity (6pm), Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves (815pm).

Friday September 11, Totally Wicked Stadium: St Helens v Hull KR (6pm), Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants (815pm).

Saturday September 12, Stade Gilbert Brutus: Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors (5pm BST).

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.