England players Mount & Chilwell isolating after Gilmour Covid-19 diagnosis


England players Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are isolating after interaction with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour on Friday and could miss the match with Czech Republic on Tuesday

The two Chelsea players were seen hugging their club teammate, Gilmour, after the clash between England and Scotland at Wembley on Friday.

Since the match Gilmour has tested positive for Covid-19 and must now isolate for 10 days and while the England stars have since tested negative, they are still taking precautions over Mount and Chilwell.

An England statement read: ‘As a precaution at this time and in consultation with Public Health England, 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 Public Health England.

‘The entire squad had lateral flow tests on Monday afternoon and all were 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 Public Health England.’

‘We don’t know at the moment, there’s obviously got to be quite a doubt but there’s still a lot of discussions and investigations going on behind the scenes,’ England manager Gareth Southgate told a press conference on Monday.

‘At the moment they’re isolating and we just have to find out over the next 12 hours or so.’

Earlier today, the Scottish FA confirmed Gilmour’s positive test: ‘The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scotland national team playing squad, Billy Gilmour, has tested positive for COVID-19,” the SFA said.

‘Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow’s UEFA EURO 2020 Group D match against Croatia at Hampden.’


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