Rhinos player cleared of coronavirus

The Leeds Rhinos player in self-isolation after showing possible coronavirus symptoms has been cleared.

The player had been in self-isolation and was given a private test on Friday, which came back negative. Leeds say he will continue to be managed in line with the current Department of Health guidance.

However, the squad will return to full training on Monday in preparation for Friday’s game against St Helens. This follows the cancellation of last week’s game in the South of France against Catalans Dragons.

As a result of this, the club have issued a number of new guidelines to help protect the health of safety of those involved with the club.

They include limiting interaction between players and supporters. The club are also encouraging fans to buy tickets and merchandise online, rather than at the stadium.

Operations Director Sue Ward commented: “Our priority is the health and safety of everyone who uses Emerald Headingley Stadium, which includes our players, staff and customers.

“Our medical staff have kept the players and coaches fully briefed on best practise and we will continue to monitor the situation and take our lead from the authorities.

“We are following the guidelines set down by the UK government and will have extra measures in place for the St Helens game.

“This includes hand gel available to supporters and signage to remind spectators of the extra precautions they can take to protect themselves, as set down by Public Health England.”

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