COVID-19: Arsenal shuts down academy until further notice
Arsenal closes academy as a senior member of staff test positive for coronavirus after trip abroad
The Hale End facility, renovated in 2017 and home to the youngsters aged nine to 16, was shut down in
the afternoon when the result came back positive.
Arsenal shuts down academy, An Arsenal spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm that a member of staff
from our Hale End Academy has tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive test result arrived at 5 pm today and the member of staff immediately left the site to self-isolate.
As a consequence, six other members of staff are now self-isolating and we have initiated track and trace
for the entire site.
“We are working through our CCTV and attendance records on-site to continue the track and trace process.