Naomh Padraig GAA Club in Lifford has shared details of their battle to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after four members received positive test results.
The club suspended all activities last Wednesday following confirmation that a close contact of a club member had tested positive for Covid-19.
In the last week, eleven members have undergone Covid-19 testing
Four members’ results were positive. However, the club states that one member had no symptoms and got two more subsequent tests. Both subsequent tests returned negative results.
Details of the other three members have been shared with the community:
“The other 3 members who tested positive had mild symptoms, similar to a flu or cold. They immediately went into self-isolation. They believe they contracted the virus through community or household transmission external to club activity. The members did not need any medical interventions and are now back to full health,” a statement said.
“Due to the swift action of Naomh Pádraig GAA Club, to-date no Covid-19 transmission have occurred between club members. We would like to thank all our members for doing the right thing and taking immediate actions to protect everyone in the wider community.
“As Naomh Pádraig GAA Club is a community-based club, the wellbeing of our members and the wider community is paramount in everything we do and will always remain so.
“We would also like to thank Lifford Health Centre GP’s, staff and any other GP’s for their professional service and advice to club members and for the quick response in arranging tests.”
The club, which is currently undergoing major development works, said it hopes that activities can restart in the middle of next week after the self-isolation period has passed for affected club members.