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England Player tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of European Mixed Team Qualifying event

Badminton England has today confirmed that an England player has tested positive for the coronavirus prior to the European Mixed Team Championships Group 1 Qualifying event which starts at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes from Thursday. 

As a DCMS approved ‘Specified Event’, Badminton England have implemented strict protocols for the delivery of the Championships, which includes a rigorous testing schedule for everyone involved. It was during these tests that the player returned a positive result, and in accordance with the government guidelines and protocols in place, the player and those who have been in close contact, are now self-isolating. 

All other England players, and the athletes and officials from Estonia, Hungary and Sweden have already received negative test results, and will take part in the tournament as planned.