ENTIRE British team who travelled to European Indoor Championships in Poland, including 46 athletes, are forced to isolate after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19
- British athletes who took part at European Championships will have to isolate
- A staff member tested positive for Covid after 46 stars flew back from Poland
- All members of travelling party will have to self-isolate for period of ten days
The entire British team that competed at the European Indoor Championships in Poland will have to isolate for 10 days after a member of the support staff returned a positive lateral flow test.
UK Athletics have confirmed the staff member tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday after Monday’s flight back with the full delegation, including the 46 athletes who competed in Torun.
The athletes’ period of isolation will be backdated to the last point of contact with the staff member – Monday – and it will come as a significant inconvenience to training ahead of the outdoor season.
British athletes who competed at the European Indoor Championships in Poland will be forced to self-isolate after a member of staff tested positive for Covid
The travelling party included 46 athletes with their period of isolation set to last for ten days
While it was an under-strength team that competed at the indoors, it did include a number of Olympic hopefuls such as Holly Bradshaw and Andrew Pozzi.
A UKA statement read: ‘British Athletics has confirmed that a member of the GB & NI team travelling party returning from Torun provided a positive lateral flow test on the evening of March 9.
‘This has been followed up this morning with a PCR test.
‘As a result, all members of the travelling party will now need to self-isolate for a period of 10 days from Monday, March 8 (ends Thursday, March 18) in line with government guidance.’