21 Jun Euro 2020: England players Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount isolating after coming into contact with Billy Gilmour who tested positive for COVID | UK News
England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are isolating after coming into contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour during Friday’s Euro 2020 match between the two countries.
Gilmour is also isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.
England manager Gareth Southgate said there was “quite a doubt” the pair would be available to play against Czech Republic at Wembley tomorrow.
Speaking in a news conference early on Monday evening, he added that the next 12 hours would be critical.
Every team in the tournament is trying to apply COVID regulations “as vigorously as they can”, he added.
Southgate said PCR tests among his squad on Sunday had been followed by lateral flow ones on Monday, for a “belt and braces approach”.
In a statement, the Scottish FA said that Gilmour – who plays club football for Chelsea – will self-isolate for 10 days after the positive test and now misses Scotland‘s match against Croatia at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Tuesday.
The FA said in a statement: “As a precaution at this time and in consultation with Public Health England [PHE], Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are isolating after interaction with Scotland player Billy Gilmour at Friday’s match.
“The pair will be kept away from the rest of the England players and wider support team, pending further discussions with PHE.
“The entire squad had lateral flow tests on Monday afternoon and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests.
“We will continue to follow all Covid-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime, while remaining in close contact with PHE.”