Burnley Have Confirmed Assistant Manager Ian Woan Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Burnley have confirmed that one positive coronavirus test has come back and it was from assistant manager, Ian Woan.

Woan has followed Premier League guidelines and has self-isolated himself for seven days away from the Burnley squad in his home.

REPORT: Burnley FC Assistant Manager Ian Woan Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Six Positive Premier League Tests

Burnley Assistant Manager Ian Woan was the first confirmed positive test for coronavirus.

The Premier League announced on Tuesday that six positive tests had come back out of 748 that were done to players and non-playing staff.

Burnley Club Statement

Burnley Football Club released the following statement about the matter:

“Burnley Football Club can confirm that after completing a COVID-19 test on Sunday 17th May, assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive.

“The Burnley first-team squad and playing staff were all tested last weekend, ahead of a return to training.

“In line with strict Premier League requirements and following a positive test, Ian will now self-isolate for a period of seven days, with a view to being tested again week commencing Monday 25th May.

“Ian is asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home.

“He will remain in close communication with club personnel regarding his re-engagement in training once he is clear of the virus.

“Everyone at Burnley Football Club sends their best wishes to Ian and his family.

“Burnley Football Club will continue to follow the first stage of the return to training protocol while adhering to Premier League guidance in terms of testing all players and backroom staff twice per week.”

Project Restart

Clubs have begun training while some a set to return to training in the next week.

Twice-weekly testing is to be carried out around the sessions in an attempt to avoid the spread of the virus.

As the Premier League step-up their efforts to restart the league, the second phase of testing clubs will look to be underway next week.

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