Gilmour has since tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss Scotland’s final group match against Croatia on Tuesday.
England stars Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have been forced into isolation after being seen hugging Covid-positive Scottish star Billy Gilmour at Wembley.
The trio, who are all teammates at Chelsea, were photographed hugging at the end of Saturday’s Euro 2020 clash between the two national teams.
The Scottish Football Association previously announced that Billy Gilmour must be quarantined for 10 days after testing positive for Covid following the draw against England on Friday night.
And now the England pair have been told to isolate themselves, which could prevent them from participating in tomorrow’s last group match against the Czech Republic.
They could also be forced to miss the start of the knockout stages starting next week, while Public Health England has been in contact with the FA on the matter.
It happens that England footballers will not receive additional tests for coronavirus despite the fact that Gilmour tested positive for Covid-19 only three days after facing them in the Euro 2020 championship.
The 20-year-old Chelsea footballer will now be forced into isolation for ten days, hours after playing a major role in Scotland’s goalless draw with England at Wembley Stadium last Friday in his first start with the national team.
All 26 England players and the support team were negative after Uefa’s latest round of PCR testing yesterday, and the entire team trained today at Spurs Lodge in Chigwell.
But they have received no further evidence as they were not considered “close contacts”, despite being very close to Scotland’s stars in the match.
No other Scotland players have been affected or identified as close contacts, meaning that all will be available when they face Croatia in a winner-take-all Group D clash at Hampden Park in Glasgow, which also it will be tomorrow at 8 pm.
All of the other 25 Scotland players tested negative for Covid-19 after lateral flow tests after training today, but the lack of players defined as ‘close contacts’ or additional tests for England sparked outrage on Twitter today.
Twitter user Stuart Graham said: ‘I’m really confused, if a student in my daughter’s class’ bubble’ tests positive for Covid, the whole class will isolate themselves, but Billy Gilmour tests positive, but the Scottish team has no than self-isolate. ‘
Another tweeted: ‘Honestly, I’m baffled by this Covid-19 nonsense, how can they say that no one is considered a close contact with Billy Gilmour when all the players shared the same locker room etc, totally screwed up. ‘