Everton Football Club have released a further update confirming only one of their first team players is currently in a period of self-isolation due to COVID-19 fears.
The Toffees announced Friday morning that they had taken the decision to close all club workplaces including USM Finch Farm, Goodison Park and the Royal Liver Building after an unnamed player showed signs consistent with coronavirus.
However, a further statement has stated that all other of the first team players and staff have been told to stay away from the club, rather than self-isolate.
The unnamed player in question reported a high temperature on Thursday night and is undertaking a period of self-isolation for over seven days.
The updated statement from the club read: “To clarify our earlier statement, Everton Football Club can confirm that one member of the Everton first-team squad reported a high temperature last night and is now undertaking a period of self-isolation for seven days.
“In line with Government guidelines no other players are self-isolating at this stage but the Club’s USM training facility has been closed as a precaution and staff, including players, have been advised to stay away from all Club sites until further notice.”
The updated statement follows news that the Football Association has canceled the league until at least April 3 after a joint decision between the top men’s division.