Hamilton Academical: Three positive Covid-19 tests returned

Three Hamilton Academical employees will self-isolate for 10 days after returning positive Covid-19 tests.

It is unclear at this stage if those individuals involved are players or members of the backroom staff.

Defender Lee Hodson is already self-isolating after his house-mate – St Mirren's Jak Alnwick – tested positive last week.

Training has been suspended for the day at the Scottish Premiership club while the FOY Stadium is deep cleaned.

"We will return to normal business tomorrow with further tests planned for all players & staff," the club said in a statement.

After Hodson's exposure to the illness, Hamilton head coach Brian Rice said clubs should expect more disruption but that he hoped it was "an isolated case" after the rest of his players tested negative.

Hamilton are due to welcome Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Covid-19 key questions

Do players need further testing if team-mates or backroom team return a positive result?

No. Clubs test twice weekly and there is no obligation for further testing, even if there are positive results.

How do NHS Test and Protect ascertain if close contact becomes an issue?

The same general rules apply to footballing staff that general public must follow, but when close contact is allowed on training field, GPS data is used.

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