Dundee United have confirmed that the club has had to deal with a Covid-19 outbreak.

The club disclosed that three members of staff – not players – had tested positive for the virus. As a result of this, as a precaution, United took the decision to postpone training on Wednesday.

Club have been cleared to return to training

However, the good news is that the club have been cleared to return to training on Thursday, ahead of the game against Livingston on Saturday.

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Dundee United players will return to training on Thursday (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Arabs statement discloses that the club will keep in contact with the SFA and the local health board in Dundee. Finally, the statement reveals that all the players tested by the club on Tuesday returned negative results.

Dundee United did the right thing in cancelling training on Wednesday. It is better to take the precautions whilst clubs are dealing with uncertain times.

The last thing that the club would have wanted was the Covid-19 virus to spread in the club, and worse still start to affect the playing squad.

Dealt with situation in best way possible

However, the club have taken the correct precautions and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible. As a result, the game against Livingston on Saturday looks to be going ahead as it stands.

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Dundee United are set to face Livingston on Saturday (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Of course, that could change if there are a raft of positive tests. However, with the precautions that United have taken the chances of that happening would look to be slim.

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