Coronavirus: Vitality Roses head coach Jess Thirlby tests positive

Jess Thirlby, the Vitality Roses head coach, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss England’s three-Test series in New Zealand.

England Netball said Thirlby is not suffering any symptoms and is now self-isolating. She will provide virtual leadership during the series, which is live on Sky Sports at the end of October.

Kat Ratnapala, who has been assistant coach to Thirlby for a number of competitions in the last 12 months, will assume additional coaching responsibilities on the ground and lead the outfit in New Zealand.

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