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Euros On MGL: England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount to self-isolate after Gilmour Covid-19 test

Euros On MGL: England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount to self-isolate after Gilmour Covid-19 test

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England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are doubts for Tuesday’s game with the Czech Republic as they self-isolate as a precaution after coming into close contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour.

The pair were seen interacting with Chelsea team-mate Gilmour after Friday’s draw with Scotland at Wembley.

Gilmour has since tested for covid-19 and will miss Scotland’s final group game against Croatia on Tuesday.

“I can’t say it isn’t disruptive,” said England boss Gareth Southgate.

Speaking on Monday evening about whether the pair would be available for Tuesday’s game at Wembley, he told BBC Radio 5 live: “You would have to say at this moment in time they are a big doubt for tomorrow.

“The worst-case scenario would be that the two boys would be out for 10 days from the game last Friday.”

Chilwell and Mount were seen hugging and speaking to Gilmour after the final whistle of Friday’s game.

Public Health England (PHE) guidance states that someone could be considered a close contact and might have to self-isolate if they had a face-to-face conversation within one meter, or had been within two meters of someone for more than 15 minutes who tested positive for Covid-19.

A PHE spokesperson said: “PHE is working with the FA to identify close contacts of Billy Gilmour and any risk to other players and staff.”

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