The O’s first-team players and staff have been self-isolating following confirmed Covid-19 cases within the squad.
However, following these periods of self-isolation ending, and meetings with Public Health Waltham Forest and Public Health Epping Forrest, it was concluded that Saturday’s game can go ahead safely.
Players returning a positive test have isolated for 10 days as in line with Government guidelines and those selected as close contacts are isolating for 14 days, ending Friday.
The meetings also ruled that the EFL Trophy clash with AFC Wimbledon on the 6th October will also go ahead.
Furthermore, The Breyer Group Stadium club super store and ticket office will reopen from 10am on Wednesday 7th October.
A Strong Togetherness
“As a club we find ourselves in a difficult position with the amount of time our players have been self-isolating,” said Head Coach Ross Embleton.
“However, if lockdown taught us anything, there is a strong togetherness within the group, and they are driven and inspired to improve this season. I feel we will give it everything to go into the game and get something out of it.”
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The visit of Cheltenham will be The O’s return to action after 14 days, as we look to continue our unbeaten start to the season, kicking off at 3pm.
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