Burnley Football club said “Burnley Football Club can confirm that after completing a Covid-19 test on Sunday, 17th May, assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive. The Burnley first team squad and playing staff were all tested last weekend, ahead of a return to training. In line with strict Premier League requirements and following a positive test, Ian will now self-isolate for a period of seven days, with a view to being tested again week commencing Monday, 25th May. Ian is asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home. He will remain in close communication with club personnel regarding his re-engagement in training once he is clear of the virus.”
Burnley’s assistant manager Ian Woan is one of the six individuals who tested positive for COVID 19 during the tests conducted by the premier league before launching the first phase of “project restart.” Top-flight teams voted unanimously to step up their return to action at Monday’s shareholder’s meeting, allowing players to train in small, socially-distant session as part of phase one. Covid-19 tests were conducted across Sunday and Monday as part of the league’s partnership with the Prenetics consortium, with the Premier League confirming six individuals have tested positive for the disease.