All 72 EFL clubs have zero positive Covid-19 test results for the first time – a year after the initial lockdown.

A total of 5,524 players and club staff from all 72 clubs were tested from March 15 to March 21, with the EFL introducing tests twice a week in early January.

It marks a blatant turnaround after a mid-season “breaker” was called for last December to deal with a worrying surge in infections.

“Today’s results are proof of the hard work and dedication of all EFL clubs in a particularly challenging time,” said EFL Managing Director Trevor Birch.

“For 12 months we, like the rest of society, have been dictated by this virus. However, the rigorous protocols that have been implemented across the board have ensured that we now focus our attention on a return to a certain degree of normalcy can judge.

“We need to focus on maintaining this low transmission rate and then ensuring that fans can fully return as soon as possible. Football remains one of the most regulated areas of crowd management. The EFL clubs are already showing that they are hosting games can.” certainly during a successful pilot program at the beginning of the season. “

After a Covid outbreak in Rotherham, 25 positive cases were registered in the previous week’s tests.