Bath close training ground after ‘a number’ of positive coronavirus tests

Bath have closed their training ground with all players and staff isolating at home after the club returned a number of positive coronavirus tests.

The contact tracing process is under way and an additional round of testing will take place on Thursday.

The club posted on Twitter: “This morning, our training ground at Farleigh House has been closed after a number of players and staff returned positive results following the weekly PCR COVID-19 testing programme.”

The training ground is being deep cleaned in an effort to halt the outbreak uncovered by Monday’s tests.

“This is an anxious time for us all and the mental as well as physical health of our people and their families is our priority,” director of rugby Stuart Hooper said.

“Our planned training sessions have been cancelled and those able to train from home will now do so.

“My team and I are focused on doing all we can to be ready to play our up-and-coming fixtures, but I must reinforce that I will not allow the health of our people to be compromised.”