FAI confirms positive Covid-19 test for backroom staff member

The FAI has confirmed that a member of the international team backroom staff has tested positive for Covid 19.

Two additional staff members have been identified as potential close contacts and are now self isolating, with the FAI saying all three staff members are a-symptomatic.

The two close contacts, along with all the players, management team and other backroom staff members have all tested negative.

The squad, coaching staff and the rest of the backroom team will still fly out to Slovakia this afternoon ahead of Thursday’s Euro playoff.

The statement from the FAI reads:

“The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that a member of the international team backroom staff has tested positive for Coronavirus.

“COVID-19 protocols have now been executed and contact tracing has resulted in two additional staff members now restricting their movements. All three backroom staff members are asymptomatic and are well. The two close contacts have tested negative. All players, management team and other backroom staff members have also tested negative.

“Public Health has been informed and have written to the FAI confirming compliance with public health advice and permission for the squad, coaching staff and the rest of the backroom team to travel to Slovakia this afternoon.”


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