Scarlets have today received a letter from Dawn Bowden, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, confirming that they must see out the remainder of their Covid-19 quarantine period in Belfast.
The travelling party of 47 have been at the government managed facility since early Monday morning following their return from South Africa and will complete the designated 10-day isolation period in Northern Ireland, which ends on Friday, December 10.
Scarlets will continue to adhere to the testing regime set out for this quarantine period.
Since the decision was made for the group to return from South Africa, we have been in continual discussions with the Welsh Government about completing our quarantine in Wales, but have been told that current legislation makes this option impossible because there is no quarantine facility in Wales.
While disappointed, our utmost priority is the health and well-being of our players and staff. Club officials are in constant contact with the coaching team, players and support staff over in Belfast and we will continue to ensure they have everything they need while respecting the rules of the quarantine process.