A SOCCER club in east Donegal has suspended all activity after a player tested positive for Covid-19.
The result of the test became known on Wednesday of this week, Donegal Daily understands.
The club immediately enacted the relevant protocols and suspended all club activity.
Club members were advised of the news in a circular. Anyone who develops symptoms has been advised to immediately contact their GP and the club’s Covid-19 officer.
FAI guidelines on returning to play state that, where a member informs a club of a positive Covid-19 test: ‘The privacy of the individual must be respected at all times.
‘The HSE are responsible for contact tracing in the event of a positive test.
‘The club’s COVID-19 Compliance Officer may be contacted by the HSE who will advise on next steps.’
In the last couple of weeks, three GAA clubs have temporarily suspended activities over Covid-19 fears, but this is the first known positive case of the coronavirus to affect a sports club in the county.
In the past week, a test on a member at Naomh Conaill and a member at Cloughaneely returned negative results.
Those followed a decision by the Naomh Colmcille club to halt its activities having played a challenge match against Glack from county Derry.