Earlier today the Scottish FA released a statement to say that Kieran Tierney would have to self-isolate for 14 days having been in close contact with Scottish teammate Stuart Armstrong who tested positive for Covid-19.
This is in spite of the fact he, and all other members of the squad, thankfully tested negative for the virus.
A two week restriction would have put his participation in the Man City game on October 17th in doubt, but Arsenal are seeking clarification over the situation, and released a statement of their own this afternoon.
Our medical team have confirmed that Kieran was socially distant at all times from the player who tested positive and has broken no rules regarding COVID-19 protocols. We are currently seeking further advice and clarification of the details.
Tierney himself says, “I’m so disappointed and frustrated to be in this situation. I have adhered to all regulations and made sure I was socially distancing from my team mates in the hotel. I’ve also tested negative.
“I know Arsenal and the SFA are now in discussions with the Scottish authorities to gain a further understanding.”
Like so much that surrounds Covid-19, there’s an element of confusion, so let’s hope this one can be cleared up asap.
In the meantime, keep washing your hands, and wear a mask when required to protect yourself and to protect others.