In a statement released on behalf of Brian McDermott, Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed that four players are self-isolating after showing signs of COVID-19.
The statement, in full, reads as follows:
‘Today, we have advised four of our players who have experienced mild possible symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate in accordance to the guidelines set by the UK government. We take this very seriously and as a precaution, we have stood down our entire playing staff in the UK.
We train in an environment where we interact with students and members of the public and we vehemently do no want to act as a possible vector for COVID-19 which is why we have taken this immediate action. The health and welfare of our players, staff, fans and partners is always our primary concern. Our main goal is to prevent any further spread to our playing squad and their immediate family members, therefore we are now postponing all practice and have tasked our squad with keeping themselves healthy.
We will continue to monitor this while providing updates to our League’s governers and wait for directive from them.’
We are yet to find out which of these players are affected, and also what this means for Toronto’s round seven game against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday March 22nd.
This game is due to take place at Bootham Crescent, the home of the York City Knights.