BOTH head coaches at Bath Rugby and Worcester Warriors are confident that Sunday's Gallagher Premiership round 13 match at The Rec will go ahead despite Covid issues.

Bath have seen their last two games - Premiership Cup game with Exeter Chiefs on December 29 and the league fixture with London Irish on January 3 - cancelled due to an outbreak within the club.

But ever since they have been in isolation and head coach Stuart Hooper reported on Wednesday 5 January that some players have been staying in hotels to minimise risk of further infections.

"We did everything we could to play the games but when you are in a position where over 50 percent of the squad are unavailable to play (because of injuries) and you add in Covid on top that it put us into a position where is was absolutely impossible to play," hooper said to Somerset Live.

"We have been testing vigorously day to day and as it stands right now we are in a good spot to play this weekend.

"The big thing we are looking at now is around households and players that share with each other and making sure we split them up so we have had various people in different hotels making sure we can keep people apart and give ourselves the best possible chance of keeping people fit and healthy."

Worcester head coach Jonathan Thomas was asked during Wednesday's media session whether he could offer any more clarification on the situation.

"We expect game to go ahead," he said.

"You would assume that they have had their issues, gone into isolation and by the game on Sunday they will be out of it and will be able to play.In our minds there are no doubts and we are prepared to play."

Thomas also confirmed that Worcester carried out voluntary PCR testing on Monday as a precautionary measure.

Two members of the playing squad tested positive but neither have had contact with the rest of the group so there was no need for any further action.

Both sides will be keen to get the game on as it is a huge one for both clubs.

Worcester have never won at The Rec against Bath in 17 attempts and haven't won an away game in the league since September 2020 (40-25 vs London Irish at The Stoop).

Bottom-of-the-league Bath are yet to win a game in any competition in the 2021/22 season.