One year on from the first Covid-19 lockdown, the EFL can confirm that it has recorded zero positive test results for the first time.
A total of 5,524 players and staff from all 72 EFL clubs were tested as part of last week’s testing programme, with today’s results covering all tests undertaken from Monday, March 15 to Sunday, March 21.
EFL chief executive, Trevor Birch said: “Today’s results are a testament to the hard work and efforts of all EFL clubs during what has been a particularly challenging period.
“Our focus must be on maintaining this low transmission rate and then ensure supporters can return in full as quickly as is safe to do so.
"Football remains one of the most heavily regulated areas of crowd management, with EFL clubs already demonstrating they can stage matches safely during a successful pilot programme earlier in the season.”