Sunshine Girls to undergo COVID-19 testing

Voice of Sunshine Girls coach Connie Francis

Radio Jamaica Sports understands that members of the Sunshine Girls squad along with the technical staff will commence COVID-19 testing on Wednesday as the team look to start on-court training ahead of their four game series against England in December.

The squad was cleared to start court training on Monday after members of the Ministry of Health and Wellness toured the facilities at Independence Park Limited last Wednesday.

Court training has however been put on hold due to the inclement weather as only the facility at the Leila Robinson Courts has been approved by the Ministry of Health.

It’s understood that a tour of the National Indoor Sports Centre by health officials will have to be undertaken before the approval can be given for the squad to go indoors.

Testing for the 14 member squad will take place over two days with results expected within a 24 hour window.

Should a player test positive for COVID-19, she will proceed to mandatory 14 day isolation and a re-test before being admitted to training.

The squad is expected to commence court training this weekend. The Sunshine Girls will play England at the Copper Box Arena in London on December 1, 3, 5 and 6.

Meanwhile, national head coach Connie Francis is eager for the Sunshine Girls to get back on court to finetune technical aspects of their preparation. Francis added that a competent local contingent will be put through their paces when on-court training resumes.

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