EFL announce NINE positive coronavirus tests in the Championship

EFL announce NINE positive coronavirus tests out of 1,094 across SIX different Championship clubs – including Preston and Sheffield Wednesday – after the latest round of checks

  • A total of 1,094 players and staff were tested from all 24 Championship clubs
  • Sheffield Wednesday confirmed a staff member was one of those to test positive
  • The EFL have agreed a provisional date of June 20 for Championship to resume 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Nine individuals from the Championship have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing in the EFL.

A total of 1,094 players and staff were tested in a four-day period ending on Tuesday, with the positive tests coming from six different clubs.

In League Two, where only the four clubs in the play-off places are participating, there were zero positive cases from a sample size of 126.

EFL has announced nine positive coronavirus tests in Championship across six different clubs

Anyone who has tested positive will enter self isolation in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL.

Sheffield Wednesday confirmed a staff member was one of those to test positive, with Preston saying they had returned one positive result too.

A statement by the EFL on Wednesday evening read: ‘Following the latest round of Covid-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 1,094 players and club staff from the 24 Championship Clubs were tested over the course of Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June with nine individuals testing positive from six clubs.

‘Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.’

The EFL agreed a provisional date of June 20 for the Championship to resume earlier this week.

Championship clubs were permitted to begin contact training on Tuesday once they submitted updated policies to the EFL. Preston and league leaders Leeds United were among those teams to begin.  

Sportsmail exclusively revealed that Preston’s restart plans were thrown into disarray on Tuesday when a positive coronavirus test was revealed after their first full-contact training session.  

Sheffield Wednesday confirmed a staff member was one of those to test positive




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