**The Welsh Rugby Union and Dragons Rugby have collaboratively and proactively taken the decision to close the Region following the latest results of the COVID-19 testing programme.**\n\nThe Dragons returned seven new positive COVID-19 tests this week as part of the Welsh Rugby’s weekly testing programme. Working closely with and supported by Public Health Wales the decision has been made to close the Region with no training or games to take place during this time.\n\nThis course of action has the full backing of the PRO14 Medical Advisory Group.\n\nThe decision has been taken to ensure health and safety of all those at the club and to reduce further transmission. All players, management and staff at the Region are to self-isolate and follow all Public Health Wales guidelines. Additional testing (in addition to the current testing programme) will also be part of these measures.\n\n**The affected Dragons Guinness PRO14 fixtures are:**\n\n-\tR5 v Connacht (H)\n-\tR6 v Glasgow Warriors (A)\n\nThe Round 7 fixture with Edinburgh will be under review as players are put through a testing programme.\n\nMunster Rugby, who played against Dragons last weekend, have returned a full list of negative results from their PCR testing this week. \n\nPRO14 Rugby will examine potential dates in early 2021 to reschedule these games.