Hull FC commended for Covid-19 handling by Public Health England

An investigation into the outbreak of Covid-19 at Hull FC continued last week as the club received an unannounced visit from investigators.

The Black and Whites have been dealing with authorities since six players and two staff members initially tested positive for the virus earlier this month.

A total of 12 members of staff, including nine players, have now tested positive for the virus and an RFL inquiry into the source of the outbreak is now underway.

However, the club has been boosted after Public Health England praised their handling of the situation, which came as huge relief to the club after they came in for criticism from some quarters for the outbreak.

Last week all members of the Hull FC playing and coaching staff, other than the 12 who tested positive last week, tested negative.

A separate inquiry is also ongoing and that resulted in a visit to Hull’s training facility, in which the club was asked to demonstrate how it had put measures in place for a safe working environment.

Several players and officials are also understood to have been questioned last week as part of the inquiry, which will continue this week.

Hull will return to training this week, and they will be back in action on the field this Sunday, when they take on Huddersfield Giants at the Halliwell Jones Stadium (4.15pm).

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