Covid at Euro 2020: Why are England gamers self-isolating however Scotland gamers not?

Mason Mount (right) and Scotland"s Billy Gilmour in action during the UEFA Euro 2020 Group D match at Wembley Stadium, London.


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Two England players have to miss Tuesday’s Euro 2020 match, after having close contact with a Scotland player who tested positive for Covid.

However, none of the Scottish players or staff are self-isolating. So, what are the rules?

Why does close contact matter?

You are advised by Public Health England (PHE) to self-isolate for 10 days if you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid.

  • face-to-face conversation within 1m
  • being within 1m for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact
  • being within 2m of someone for more than 15 minutes (as a one-off contact, or in total over one day)

What was the contact between the players?

Scotland’s Billy Gilmour tested positive for Covid-19 after his team’s 0-0 draw against England. He is now self-isolating.

England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount normally play alongside Gilmour at Chelsea. At the end of Friday’s game they were seen close to each other on the pitch – talking face-to-face and…