Watford manager Nigel Pearson has revealed two more of his squad are in self-isolation after members of their family tested positive for coronavirus. The Hornets already had three people – Adrian Mariappa and two staff – receive a positive result in the Premier League’s first round of testing and forced into isolation. Two more are now staying away from the club’s training ground after people who they have had contact with have tested positive for the virus. It is another blow for the club who also have several players, including captain Troy Deeney, staying away from training due to ongoing safety concerns. “The testing situation is obviously to minimise risk, so for the players and staff who have been in this week statistically they should be a lot safer but it is still a surprise for those who have tested positive,” boss Pearson said. “They’re all feeling OK, and likewise for their families as well. That is important for us to make sure that those people – their health is OK. “In addition to that we’ve had a couple more people who have to be in isolation because they’ve been in close contact with people who have tested positive, even though their own result came back negative. “I think that shows the types of complications that we’ve got. Today everybody has been tested again, we were tested on Friday morning, and we await further results over the weekend now. “It is just something we have got to get used to. We are trying, as everybody will be, to establish what is now a more normal working practice in the circumstances that we have. That is what we have got to work with. But they’re OK.” On how many of his squad have been absent this week, Pearson added: “One through testing positive, two more through being in contact with somebody else and the others because they decided not to come in. “I don’t intend to give specific numbers, but we’ve had several players who have not been available for different reasons this week, but it is what it is. “We can’t do much about that at the moment and hopefully that situation will change in time.” Pearson, who has moved his vulnerable father out of his family home following his return to training, hopes his players will be back in good time ahead of a possible restart. “It really depends on how the next few weeks develop. We are three days back into a staged approach where to move on to the next stage we have got to achieve certain parameters, which allow us to move on to the next one,” he added.