Gareth Southgate at centre of row with Piers Morgan after England manager’s positive coronavirus test

Southgate self-isolated for 10 days after testing positive

Government guidelines state that anyone suffering from Covid-19 symptoms “may want to tell people you’ve been in close contact with in the past 48 hours that you might have coronavirus.

“Examples of close contact include: close face-to-face contact (under one metre) for any length of time – including talking to them or coughing on them; being within one to two metres of each other for more than 15 minutes – including travelling in a small vehicle.”

Although Southgate’s positive test is understood to have come three days after the GQ event where he spoke to Morgan – more than the 48-hour window that is recommended by the government – it is not clear if and when he started to experience any symptoms.

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