Melrose RFC shut Greenyards after positive Covid-19 test

Risk assessment being carried out at historic home of sevens rugby

Friday, 18th September 2020, 1:00 pm
The Greenyards is now being assessed by health authorities. Picture: Mark Scates/SNS
The Greenyards is now being assessed by health authorities. Picture: Mark Scates/SNS

Melrose have closed down the Greenyards after a person attending the ground this week tested positive for coronavirus.

The Borders club are now investgating whether the case poses a risk to anybody else which would require further action.

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A club statement said: “We are aware that a person who was at the Greenyards on Tuesday 15 September has tested positive for Covid-19. The individual started to feel unwell overnight on 15 September, went for a test on 16 September, and received the result this morning (17 September). We respect the right to privacy therefore we will not confirm any personal details.

“Effective immediately, we have temporarily closed all facilities at the club and ceased all activity, including rugby training at other sites, while we carry out a full risk assessment. We will reassess the closure on Sunday evening. We have alerted Scottish Rugby to the situation and have also been in contact with all those people who may have come into contact with the individual. They understand their requirement to self-isolate at home for the next two weeks, in line with government guidance. We are ready to assist the NHS Track and Trace team with any information they might require.

“We wish the individual involved a speedy recovery.”

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