GREENOCK Wanderers have put their Fort Matilda ground back into lockdown after a member tested positive for Covid-19.

Club officials confirmed that the test flagged up on track and trace systems after the individual had used the facilities over the weekend.

This has resulted in all rugby-related activity being suspended indefinitely.

Club chiefs have asked members to stay away from the ground, with nobody allowed to use facilities such as the gym and the clubhouse unless they have clearance from top brass.

Wanderers are looking for advice for anyone who had already attended training sessions this week before the test came back, as well as using track and trace to inform any individuals who may need to isolate for the relevant 14-day period.

President J David McIlroy said: “Someone who was in the club on Saturday has tested positive for Covid 19.

"Consequently, all activity at the club is suspended with immediate effect.

“This includes outdoor training sessions at Fort Matilda as well as off-site locations, the gym and all other internal clubhouse areas.

“Until further notice, no-one is allowed to enter the clubhouse unless personally authorised by the president or the director of rugby.

Details of those who were signed-in at the clubhouse on Saturday and Sunday and, if needed, those that were at training on Sunday will be passed on to Track and Trace.

Mr McIlroy said: “Those that are required, will be contacted individually and advised of what action they must take.

“Advice is being sought for those who attended training on Monday and Tuesday this week.”

The unfortunate news comes days after the club’s efforts to ensure a safe and secure return to rugby were highlighted by the SRU.

Wanderers have been praised by the authorities for their meticulous safety-first approach, which has been held up as a model of good practice.

They featured in a video compiled by the SRU on the matter last week.

The men’s first XV were due to return to competitive action at the end of next month after they were drawn in a competitive conference against the likes of Carrick, Ardrossan, West of Scotland and Hillhead/Jordanhill.

However this could be thrown into doubt, with no date being given as to when the club can reopen as they look to follow SRU guidelines.

Wanderers said: “The SRU has been informed and we are following the guidance and protocols mandated by them for dealing with this.

"As soon as we have more information and can advise on the safe re-opening of the club together with all rugby-related activities, we will be in touch.

“We ask for your support and understanding as we deal with this unfortunate situation."