Lennon and 13 players quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19

Mon 11 January 2021 | 18:14

Celtic head coach and some of the players have self-isolated themselves but the club reassures that they followed “rigorous” protocols abroad.


revealed that their manager

Neil Lennon

and 13 members of the squad are locking themselves in quarantine; however, the club persists in having the training camp in Dubai.

Christopher Jullien

has been struggling with Covid-19 since he came back ahead of the Premiership game against



Other staff and players tested positive after their return to Scotland, but Lennon, John Kennedy, and 13 other senior players are in quarantine.

The club insists that all Covid-19 protocols have been followed and whether they stayed in the country on not they faced a similar threat.

In a statement, Celtic said: "

Clearly we are hugely disappointed, as we know our supporters will be. The contacts were identified during the period from Wednesday last week, primarily around flight and team coach travel, during which time Celtic applied the same rigorous protocols used for pre-season training camps, UEFA match travel and for all domestic match arrangements in Scotland. 

"These protocols have served us well in the past, as the club has not had one positive case in our own 'bubble' until now. As we have already stated, Celtic's decision to travel to Dubai for a training camp was for performance reasons. Whilst we were in Dubai, the announcements made on January 4 significantly changed the COVID landscape.  

"The reality is that a case could well have occurred had the team remained in Scotland, as other cases have done in Scottish football and across UK sport in the past week.


"Celtic has done everything it can to ensure we have in place the very best procedures and protocols. From the outset of the pandemic, Celtic has worked closely with the Scottish Government and Scottish football and we will continue to do so."

Celtic’s scheduled matches will continue according to the plan, notwithstanding the coronavirus outbreak as the Hoops are pushing for a win following their 1-0 defeat over


which saw them fall 23 points behind with four games to play.

After going against Hibs, Celtic are set to face


on January 16.

source: SportMob

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