Dulwich Hamlet have confirmed that their players and coaching staff who were involved in the recent fixture with Hampton & Richmond Borough will be in full isolation until 8th January.

The National League South game took place on 28th December, and Dulwich Hamlet have explained that this was the match identified as the most likely source of a recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the club.

Providing an update on the situation, Dulwich have said: “After confirming multiple positive tests for COVID-19 within the Dulwich Hamlet squad, the plans to bring forward a fixture against Tonbridge Angels to last Saturday were cancelled and the upcoming game on Saturday January 9th against Slough Town has been postponed. Plans which were also underway to reschedule an earlier postponed game against Maidstone United for this week have also been cancelled.

“After working closely with the National League, our game at Hampton & Richmond Borough on December 28th was identified as the event which was the most likely source of the outbreak, and therefore, the period of full isolation for the club will extend to all playing and coaching staff in attendance at that game and will run until Friday January 8th. The club will then need to observe the mandatory 48-hour window at the end of the isolation period before returning to action, hence the postponement of the Slough Town fixture the following day.

“The return to training and games will be dependent on continuing to track any cases in the playing squad and the safe return of those affected.”

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