With the situation in the French camp looking dire in terms of Covid infections, a new date has been proposed should their fixture with Scotland need to be postponed.
A total of ten French players have tested positive to date, and just one more could trigger a postponement.
While the weekend following Round 3 is a fallow one, there are still club games scheduled.
The Six Nations organisers made the following statement:
“A meeting of the Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) took place today to review the situation in France in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak in the French team.
“The TOG was advised by the French Rugby Union representative that all players who returned to the National Training Centre yesterday were tested on arrival and put in isolation pending results.
“All five players who tested positive have now left the training base.
“The rest of the squad, all of whom tested negative are training with restricted movement and no close contact for the next 48 hours. All players and staff will be tested every 24 hours.
“The TOG will reconvene on Wednesday 24 February in the evening to review the situation. A decision on whether the France v Scotland fixture can go ahead will be made at that stage. Ensuring the health and safety of all players and staff is our number one priority. Should the decision be that the fixture cannot go ahead, the match will be rescheduled for the earliest possible date.
“Six Nations would like to wish all affected players, coaches, and support team a speedy recovery.”