Wales manager Rob Page is ‘frustrated’ at players unwilling to have Covid vaccine

Wales boss Rob Page admits his  ‘frustration’ at players unwilling to have the Covid vaccine and warns ‘there is only one way out’ for football to escape the global health crisis

  • Rob Page said only Wales medical staff know who has been double vaccinated 
  • Kieffer Moore was out of last month’s games after contact with Adam Davies
  • Wales boss admitted frustration at those unwilling to follow the medical advice

Rob Page admits he is in the dark about which Wales players have been vaccinated as he warned the jab is football’s only escape route from the global health crisis.

Forward Kieffer Moore was ruled out of last month’s internationals as he was deemed a close contact of goalkeeper Adam Davies, who had tested positive.

Page insists Wales’ medical staff know who has undergone the full immunisation course – but acknowledged his ‘frustration’ with the football community, many of whom are reluctant to follow medical advice.

Wales manager Robert Page admitted frustration at those unwilling to be double vaccinated

‘I haven’t got the exact figures,’ said boss Page. But our medical team will know exactly how many players and staff have been vaccinated.

‘Whether the players have been double vaccinated or not, I can’t control that. That’s up to them. It’s frustrating for me because there’s only one way out of this and that’s for everyone to be double vaccinated.

‘It reduces the risk considerably. It’s frustrating but you have to respect everyone as individuals.’

Page said only the medical team know which of the players have been vaccinated

Page said only the medical team know which of the players have been vaccinated 

Last month’s incidents have led Wales once more to tighten their own restrictions, after managing the threat of the virus successfully prior to Euro 2020 and during the tournament.

Page added: ‘I can only control what I can control and that means going back to single rooms and the protocols we have in place. We can control that as a staff.’

Wales face the Czech Republic in a crucial World Cup qualifier on Friday, with a little more than 1,000 Wales fans expected in the Czech capital. 

Those supporters will have to provide proof of either a recent negative test, or that they have been double vaccinated, to be allowed into the Sinobo Stadium.

Jonny Williams and Co are preparing to take on the Czech Republic on Friday

Jonny Williams and Co are preparing to take on the Czech Republic on Friday 

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