FA in talks over England vs Czech Republic as Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell told to isolate

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The Football Association are in talks with Public Health England after Three Lions pair Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with COVID-19 positive Chelsea team-mate Billy GIlmour, according to reports. 

Scotland midfielder Gilmour returned a positive test on Sunday and will self-isolate for 10 days, ruling him out of their final Group D clash with Croatia. 

Mount and Chilwell both tested negative for the virus today (Monday) but have been told to self-isolate as a precaution. 

All three players were pictured in close contact with each other following England’s 0-0 draw with Scotland at Wembley Stadium on Friday. 

Mount and Chilwell will now be kept away from the rest of their England team-mates. 

An England statement read:  “As a precaution at this time and in consultation with Public Health England [PHE], Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are isolating after interaction with Scotland player Billy Gilmour at Friday’s match.

“The pair will be kept away from the rest of the England players and wider support team, pending further discussions with PHE.

“The entire squad had lateral flow tests on Monday afternoon and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests.

“We will continue to follow all Covid-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime, while remaining in close contact with PHE.”

Mount was due to take part in England’s media commitments this evening but will no longer be present. 

England head coach Gareth Southgate’s broadcast press conference is set to begin at around 6:30PM. 

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