Skip to content
BE PART OF THE TEAM

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership

Become A Member
The Magpies' training centre this morning.
The Magpies' training centre this morning.
Image: PA

Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Villa postponed over coronavirus outbreak

The match was due to be played on Friday.
Dec 1st 2020, 2:14 PM 6,135 0

Updated Dec 1st 2020, 4:50 PM

NEWCASTLE’S TRIP TO Aston Villa has been postponed after an outbreak of coronavirus at the north east club.

The Magpies, who were due to travel to Villa in the Premier League on Friday, were forced to close their training ground.

A club statement read: “Several Newcastle United players and staff members are now self-isolating at home after returning positive test results in recent days and the club’s training centre site has been temporarily closed in order to contain the spread of the virus.

“With the Magpies’ first team currently unable to prepare for the match as a group, Newcastle United lodged a request with the Premier League to postpone the fixture at Villa Park, which has been approved by the Premier League board.

“Despite previously experiencing only a very small number of isolated Covid-19 cases, positive test results have risen sharply in recent days.

Be part
of the team

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership.

Become a Member

“Accordingly, the club is now is working with Public Health England North East (PHE), local health authorities and the Premier League in line with Covid-19 protocols to identify the source of the outbreak and to ensure the risk of further transmission continues to be minimised.

“All players and training ground staff will be re-tested this week and a meeting between the club, Premier League and PHE will take place to assess the test results.

“The club will not be naming individuals who have contracted Covid-19 and asks that their privacy is respected.”

Screenshot 2020-11-24 at 9.04.07 AM

TheJournal.ie's coronavirus newsletter cuts through the misinformation and noise with the clear facts you need to make informed choices. Sign up here


Send a tip to the author

Press Association

COMMENTS

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

     
    cancel reply
    Back to top