The IRFU have issued a coaching update confirming that England coach Matt Proudfoot has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.
The test was carried out as part of England’s tournament testing regime for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations. He is not displaying any symptoms.
Head coach Eddie Jones and Simon Amor have been identified as contacts and will also isolate for a 10-day period, in accordance with government guidelines.
England players will meet at St. George’s Park on Wednesday 27 January. Following further negative tests, Jones and Amor will join up with the group on Thursday 28 January, in line with government regulation.