AFC Fylde v Boston United postponed due to positive Covid-19 test

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Boston United's match at AFC Fylde has been postponed due to a positive Covid-19 test.

An unnamed member of the United first-team squad has tested positive and the Pilgrims will now look set to self isolate for 14 days.

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United vice-chairman and Covid Officer Neil Kempster told "Following the laid down protocols, and as a precaution, we have instructed the squad and management team to self-isolate.

"This is due to a player testing positive for the Covid-19 virus, who has been in contact with the squad. This follows advice from the club's Covid medical officer - and this action has been agreed with the National League Covid medical officer.

"The player in question was tested yesterday (Friday). After discussions with the National League and AFC Fylde, and as we all wished to play the fixture, it was agreed that we would wait to see if the test result came through before 10am this morning.

"If it was a negative result the match would have gone ahead as planned, but of course if the test result was positive, the 14-day self-isolation period will continue.

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"As always, our actions will remain under review, and we will continue to respond to the developing situation. We will offer care and support the player through this period."

"Despite all our best efforts, the squad has been affected again, which underlines how this virus continues to affect all our lives. We have had a great start to the season and were looking for a good run of games, but we have to put the safety of everyone to the fore."

United have already self isolated for a fortnight following six previous positive tests in the camp.

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