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Banff Rugby Club shut down operations after player tests positive for coronavirus

By Craig Christie

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BANFF Rugby Club have confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19.

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The BT Caledonia League Division 2 side have halted their training sessions and shut off their facilities temporarily following the positive test.

A spokesperson for Banff RFC said the person tested had trained with the club during sessions last Tuesday and Thursday.

Banff are urging anyone associated with the club who has concerns in wake of the discovery to get in touch.

"In line with Scottish Rugby Guidance and with immediate effect, we have to temporarily close all facilities at the clubhouse," said the club statement.

"Rugby training sessions across all sections of the club have to be suspended while we carry out a full review of our comprehensive risk assessments and take any appropriate action in line with local public health guidance.

"These actions are all part of the normal procedures taken by any rugby club faced with a similar situation and we wish to assure all our members that we have rigorously followed all the relevant safety guidelines.

"Scottish Rugby have also been alerted to the situation and the club will assist Test and Protect teams with contact tracing if required.

"All those affected by this situation fully understand their requirement to stay at home and to self-isolate for the next 14 days which is in line with Scottish Government guidance.

"If any player, parent/carer or club member have any concerns regarding this development, please do not hesitate to contact the club’s Covid-19 Safety Coordinator (Alex Harris) at alex_harris1980@hotmail.com.

"We will inform all our members as soon as possible as to when the clubhouse can reopen and training can safely resume."

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