Betfred Super League Covid-19 Testing Update – October 22

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 560 tests taken, there have been 548 negative results, and 12 positives, spread across three clubs – nine players, and three other members of staff.

As previously confirmed, seven of the positives – five players, and two members of backroom staff – were from the Catalans Dragons, leading to the cancellation of their scheduled fixture against Hull FC.

Changes to the testing cycle at some clubs as a result of additional fixtures, plus the additional round of testing at Wigan Warriors following the postponement of their fixture against Catalans scheduled for October 15, mean that the final figures for the week starting October 11 were: 652 tests, 642 negative, 10 positives spread across seven clubs.

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.