Mason Mount apologises to Chelsea over coronavirus breach
By PA Media
Last Updated: 17/03/20 9:25pm
Mason Mount has apologised to Chelsea bosses for playing football in public when he was meant to be self-isolating due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The England midfielder was spotted with West Ham star and best friend Declan Rice at a football centre near Barnet on Sunday.
Chelsea's players have been following government guidelines to self-isolate after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus last week.
The Blues' Cobham training ground will remain closed while the squad and staff are in self-isolation, with training potentially resuming in the week beginning March 23.
Mount is understood to have been reminded of his responsibilities by Chelsea, but the 21-year-old has also phoned Chelsea chiefs to apologise.
Chelsea players have been posting on social media about their efforts to keep fit while stuck at home, while club bosses have ordered a deep clean of their Surrey training centre.
The Premier League is currently suspended until at least April 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rice was not under the same restrictions from West Ham as his England team-mate Mount.