Rotherham United can confirm that our upcoming Sky Bet Championship fixture against Coventry City - scheduled to take place on Saturday 13th March - has been postponed following further confirmed positive tests for Covid-19 within the first team squad and staff.
The Millers had taken advice from the EFL to engage in a repeat round of testing after confirmed positive cases of the virus had resulted in postponements to the Brentford and Luton Town fixtures on Friday, with the latest results showing several more positive cases amongst the first team players and staff.
The club have remained in contact with medical professionals both internally and at the EFL since first learning of the outbreak which resulted in our fixtures against Brentford and Luton Town being rearranged last week.
The latest round of test results – which were received on Monday - have revealed further positive results, despite the club closing down its training base at Roundwood last week in an attempt to control the spread of the virus.
In keeping with government guidelines, the first team players and staff will now undergo a period of isolation.
The club will continue to further investigate the outbreak, while the EFL will also submit their own enquiries surrounding the latest postponement as is their standard protocol.
EFL STATEMENT: ROTHERHAM UNITED
Rotherham United’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Coventry City on Saturday 13 March has been suspended.
The Club informed the EFL that it would be unable to fulfil the fixture following recent positive COVID-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.
The circumstances surrounding the postponement will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL Regulations.
A revised date for the rearranged fixture will be confirmed in due course.