Newcastle United have returned five positive Covid-19 tests during the week and are adjusting protocols as they prepare for their visit to Aston Villa on Friday evening, live on Sky Sports.
Steve Bruce’s team did not train as planned on Monday after the outbreak, but could return on Tuesday if there are no further positive tests from Sunday’s series of tests.
Newcastle players will find out on Tuesday morning whether training is scheduled to return and further testing will be carried out on Wednesday.
A Premier League statement said: “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 23 November and Sunday 29 November 1,381 club players and staff were tested for Covid-19. Among them, there were 10 new positive tests.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
“The Premier League provides this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details regarding clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and the results will be made public after each round of testing. ”
This week’s number of positive tests is an increase of two from the last round of testing, where eight players and staff tested positive.