Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan is one of six individuals connected to three Premier League clubs to test positive for coronavirus.

On Monday, top-flight teams voted unanimously to step up their return to action, allowing players to train in small, socially-distant sessions as part of phase one.

However, Covid-19 tests were conducted across Sunday and Monday and the Premier League confirmed six individuals tested positive for the disease.

A statement read: "The Premier League can today confirm that on Sunday May 17 and Monday May 18, 748 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19.

"Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.

"Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.

"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing."

However, Burnley FC later confirmed assistant manager Ian Woan was one of the six, with a statement reading: "Burnley Football Club can confirm that after completing a Covid-19 test on Sunday May 17, assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive.

"The Burnley first team squad and playing staff were all tested last weekend, ahead of a return to training.

"In line with strict Premier League requirements and following a positive test, Ian will now self-isolate for a period of seven days, with a view to being tested again week commencing Monday May 25.

"Ian is asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home.

"He will remain in close communication with club personnel regarding his re-engagement in training once he is clear of the virus."

Tests for Premier League players and staff are due to take place twice a week, with 40 tests being carried out at each club in each session.

Discussions around contact training will take place when Premier League clubs gather for their next shareholders' meeting next Tuesday

Elsewhere a Watford player and two members of staff have also tested positive for coronavirus.

Watford said all three members of the club - which it will not identify - will now self-isolate for seven days before being tested again, as per Premier League guidelines.

The Premier League said 748 players and club staff were tested between Sunday and Monday, but that it would not be publishing specific details on clubs or individuals' results.

However, Watford opted to follow Burnley in confirming they were one of the three clubs impacted.