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Wolves the first club to get Covid-19 testing under Premier League plan

  • More than 10 members of backroom staff swabbed
  • Tests carried out at drive-through station in training ground

More than 10 members of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ backroom staff were swabbed for Covid-19 on Monday as the Premier League began its testing procedure in advance of a potential resumption of matches.

Wolves are the first club to undergo the procedure. The nose and mouth swabs were performed by Premier League-appointed medics at a drive-through station in the club’s training ground in Compton, with the specimens delivered to a laboratory in London for analysis. The results will be sent to Wolves’ doctor Matt Perry, who served as a medical adviser to the Premier League for four years before Wolves’ promotion in 2018. The plan is to test players later this week and at regular intervals thereafter.

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