Tandragee Rovers FC player is 13th in NI to catch Coronavirus COVID-19

Tandragee Rovers FC has confirmed a senior player has tested positive for Coronavirus, bringing the total of people infected in Northern Ireland to 13.

Monday, 9th March 2020, 8:43 pm
Updated Monday, 9th March 2020, 9:22 pm
An Emergency Department Nurse during a demonstration of the Coronavirus pod and COVID-19 virus testing procedures set-up beside the Emergency Department of Antrim Area Hospital, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 4, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus Ulster. Photo credit should read: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

In a statement tonight, the club said: “‪This afternoon we learned that a senior player of Tandragee Rovers Football Club has tested positive for Covid-19. We commend the actions of our player for self-isolating and getting tested as soon as he became aware that he had been in contact with a person who had also tested positive over the weekend.‬

“We have been in contact with the Public Health Authority and have advised our players accordingly. The clubhouse is also closed with immediate effect until it has undergone a deep clean.‬

“We also contacted the Mid Ulster Football League immediately to pass on as much information as possible for them to inform Saturdays opponents.

“As a precautionary measure we have made the decision to cancel all senior and youth training until week commencing Monday 23rd March and have got agreement from the relevant footballing authorities to suspend all of our senior and youth teams from all games for the next 2 weekends.‬

“If anyone has any concerns they should contact the Public Health Authority on 111 or visit http://www.publichealth.hscni.net