Friday 18 Dec
Updated Friday 18 Dec 14:00
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West Ham United statement

West Ham United Statement

 

West Ham United can confirm that the Club’s U18s, U23s and women’s fixtures this coming weekend will be rescheduled.
 
With the majority of England in Tier 3 and a small number of individuals returning positive tests for COVID-19, the decision has been taken to rearrange the three matches with everyone’s safety and wellbeing of paramount importance.
 
New dates for the Academy’s Under-18 Premier League trip to Southampton tomorrow, the women’s Barclays FA WSL match against Aston Villa at Dagenham & Redbridge on Sunday, and the PL2 fixture at Manchester City on Monday will be confirmed in due course.
 
The individuals concerned immediately began a period of self-isolation in accordance with Public Health England and Government guidelines and protocols.
 
As a precaution, the Club’s Chadwell Heath training site - home to the West Ham United Academy and the women’s first team squad - has also been closed slightly earlier for Christmas. The women’s squad will now begin their winter break, returning to training on Monday 4 January 2021, while the Academy will also close for a Christmas break and return as planned on Monday 28 December. The site will undergo deep cleaning during this period.
 
No members of the men’s first-team squad have been affected, and the Rush Green training centre continues to operate as normal.
 
The Club’s measures and protocols around COVID-19 remain stringent, and the safety and wellbeing of our players, staff and supporters continues to be our absolute priority.