No one at Swindon Town has tested positive for Covid-19 after the first round of regular testing for the EFL. 

Across the leagues, 3,507 players and staff from 66 clubs were tested for coronavirus with 112 coming back positive. 

Tests were conducted on Tuesday January 5.

The programme included all EFL clubs who are participating in the FA Cup third round fixtures.

The remaining six EFL clubs who did not feature will be tested ahead of their next league fixture.

EFL medical advisors Dr Richard Higgins and Dr Subhashis Basu said: “Today’s results reflect the current speed at which the virus is spreading amid the emergence of a new variant of Covid-19 but the low reported numbers across the overwhelming majority of clubs means we remain confident that our protocols continue to mitigate against the spread of infection as intended. 

“The protocols, supported by the Clubs and government, are allowing us to continue playing fixtures as scheduled but we cannot be complacent, which is why recently enhanced matchday and non-matchday Covid protocols have been issued to underpin the re-introduction of a league-wide testing programme which commences next week. 

“Medical advice continues to support that following these protocols is the most successful route to mitigating against the spread of infection.” 

As of Monday January 11 all 72 EFL clubs will take part in twice-weekly Covid tests.