31 Jul 2020

UPDATE: Covid-19 Testing

Players and staff at all 11 Betfred Super League clubs, and RFL match officials and other supporting staff, have now been tested* at least three times ahead of the restart of the competition next weekend.

*antigen tests

From a total of 1,462 testsnone have tested positive for Covid-19.

This week, there have been 540 tests – 538 have been negative, and the results of two are being awaited (only one of whom is a player, and in that case not of one of the four clubs playing this weekend).

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.

Additional Guidance:

  • Accuracy of testing provided is not 100% accurate but is in line with Government guidelines and NHS standards.
  • 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.

The 2020 Betfred Super League season resumes with two fixtures at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday August 2 with St Helens v Catalans Dragons (16:15) and Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos (18:30)

The other seven clubs remaining in the competition, following the withdrawal of Toronto Wolfpack, return to action the following weekend.