Leeds Rhinos close training ground after seven positive Covid tests

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Leeds Rhinos close training ground after seven positive Covid tests

Post by josie andrews » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:46 pm

The West Yorkshire club - in pre-season training ahead of Super League’s kick-off on March 25 - have decided to shut down the Kirkstall site for a minimum five day period to act as a ‘fire break’.

It says the cases have been linked by contact tracing but the decision has been taken as a precaution to try and halt the spread within the group.

Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: “Firstly, I would like to thank our players and staff for how they have adhered to the guidelines and rules in place since we returned to training.

“ We are in a privileged position as an elite sport that we can continue to train.

“With that privilege comes a great deal of responsibility.

“Whilst this may be a short disruption to our pre-season plans, it is important that we look after the well-being of our people, their families and the local community.

“We have increased our bio-security from last season and everyone is vigilant about ensuring we lessen the probabilities of spreading the virus.

Because of our increased testing since New Year, it has become evident that, despite all our precautions, the virus has continued to spread within the group.

“We hope this short period will act as a fire break and enable us to move forward next week.”

All players and staff who have tested positive are isolating at home for a minimum of 10 days along with any other individuals who have been identified as a contact trace.

This week, the club has brought in additional precautions including all players and staff undertaking a Lateral flow test every day before coming into the training ground.

However, in consultation with the Rugby Football League, the Rhinos have now opted to close the training ground for that minimum period with all players and staff having to produce a negative PCR test before they return.

Rhinos say all players and staff will also do a Lateral Flow Test each day whilst the training ground is closed and the training ground will undergo a scheduled full deep clean this week whilst the players and staff are off site.


https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/r ... ts-3107972
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Re: Leeds Rhinos close training ground after seven positive Covid tests

Post by josie andrews » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:48 pm

GIANTS CLOSE TRAINING GROUND DUE TO COVID-19

Huddersfield Giants have become the second Betfred Super League club to temporarily close their training ground as a pre-caution following a number of positive COVID-19 tests.

Leeds Rhinos announced earlier today (Thursday) that they have also opted to close their Kirkstall training ground for a minimum of five days following seven positive test results in the past 10 days.

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said “We have followed the guidelines laid down precisely and quickly which meant that following this morning's lateral flow testing a threshold was hit whereby we immediately closed our facility and will take a five day break again as per the guidelines.

"In that time the training centre will undergo a full deep clean and in order for a return to training to be sanctioned further testing will take place for all staff and players next week.”

https://www.superleague.co.uk/article/1 ... o-covid-19
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Re: Leeds Rhinos close training ground after seven positive Covid tests

Post by Charriots Offiah » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:43 am

I think Morley has been up to no good and is reaping his revenge on the lads on tother side of the big hill 😮😃

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Re: Leeds Rhinos close training ground after seven positive Covid tests

Post by nathan_rugby » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:58 am

This is going to be a recurring theme over the next couple of months. I simply cannot see Rugby League being able form bubbles and protect against the virus to the same level the Premier League have.

Comes down to factors such as
- level of PCR testing available
- how many of their wives / girlfriends are in work and subject to virus
- are their children going to nursery and school still
- are they going to supermarkets etc
- do they live in densely populated regions

Wolves football club have organised weekly food shops at the training ground so their players don’t expose themselves at super markets.

I don’t expect rugby league to get anywhere close because of £££ just highlighting some examples and reasons we should get used to it.
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Re: Leeds Rhinos close training ground after seven positive Covid tests

Post by morley pie eater » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:22 pm

Charriots Offiah wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:43 am
I think Morley has been up to no good and is reaping his revenge on the lads on tother side of the big hill 😮😃
:ugeek:

I only spread rumours and unhappiness....viruses are above my pay grade :lol: :lol:
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