29 July 2020

No positive Covid-19 tests in WSL and Championship for second week running

The Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have had zero positive cororanavirus tests for the second week running.

The Football Association confirmed that between July 20 and 26 1,544 tests were carried out with no positive results. 

The first round, from July 2-12, saw 802 tests which displayed one positive result. While in the second round, July 12 - 19, 1,194 tests were carried out with no positives.

Clubs are required to test players twice a week as part of strict rules which include temperature checks upon arrival at training and only allowing small group training.

It is believed twice weekly testing will not be continued indefinitely.

And the repeated no-positive result may see a shift to hot-spot testing or a test and trace model.

The FA are currently following the same three-stage plan back to play as the men’s game did based on advice from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Both the WSL and Championship are aiming to start their next season on September 5.

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