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FAI confirm positive Covid-19 test for backroom staff member

A member of the FAI's senior backroom team has tested positive for Covid-19

A member of the FAI's senior backroom team has tested positive for Covid-19

Eoin Murphy

The Football Association of Ireland has today confirmed that a staff member of the international team backroom has tested positive for Covid-19.

The FAI also confirmed that two additional staff members are now restricting their movements based on contact tracing and Covid-19 protocols.

In a statement released this afternoon the FAI confirmed that the two close contacts have tested negative.

All three backroom staff members are asymptomatic and are all feeling well.

In a bid to get a clean bill of health ahead of Thursday’s crunch fixtures all players, management team and other backroom staff members were tested.

As of today, all members of the squad have also tested negative.

"Covid-19 protocols have now been executed and contact tracing has resulted in two additional staff members now restricting their movements," reads the official FAI statement.

"All three backroom staff members are asymptomatic and are well. The two close contacts have tested negative. All players, management team and other backroom staff members have also tested negative."

The FAI notified the HSE and have been granted permission to fly to Slovakia as planned this afternoon.

The statement continued: "Public Health has been informed and have written to the FAI confirming compliance with public health advice and permission for the squad, coaching staff and the rest of the backroom team to travel to Slovakia this afternoon."


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