An Ayr United player has entered self-isolation after displaying Covid-19 symptoms.

The virus is spreading globally, with the World Health Organisation declaring it as pandemic. Tens of thousands are said to be infected in the UK alone.

The pandemic is gripping the globe.

It has led to the suspension of Scottish football for an indefinite period of time. Nobody knows when the 2019/20 season will, if at all, resume but at this stage, it looks likely to be months away.

Clubs are on strict guidelines to protect their staff now and Ayr have taken precautionary steps. They’ve confirmed that one of their players has entered self quarantine after displaying symptoms associated with the virus.


Already a Hearts and Stenhousemuir player have entered this period, which has been extended from seven days to 14 by the government. An Inverness player left this state earlier this week after initially displaying virus symptoms.

Relief for Caley Thistle. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

An Ayr United statement on the matter reads: “We can confirm that earlier today one of our first team squad reported that he had various symptoms, similar to those of Covid-19.”

“Following UK Government guidelines and advice our player was instructed to self isolate, which he is now doing. This measure is entirely precautionary and does not affect anyone else at Ayr United.

“Our focus now is on ensuring our player makes a swift return to good health.”

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