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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 
 
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 6-K
 
 
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
 
 
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
 
Date of Announcement: 13 March 2020
 
 
BT Group plc
 
 
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
 
 
 
BT Group plc
81 Newgate Street
London
EC1A 7AJ
England
 
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
 
 
 
Form 20-F..X...             Form 40-F 
 
 
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
 
 
Yes              No ..X..
 
 
 
If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- ________
 
 
 
 
 
12 March 2020
 
BT Group plc
 
COVID-19 update
 
 
 
Philip Jansen, Chief Executive, BT Group has late this afternoon tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result has followed the Public Health England protocols to self-isolate.
 
BT is now working closely with Public Health England to undertake a full deep clean of relevant parts of its Group headquarters and will ensure those employees who have had contact with Philip are appropriately advised.
 
Philip Jansen said: "Having felt slightly unwell I decided as a precaution to be tested. As soon as the test results were known I isolated myself at home."
 
"I've met several industry partners this week so felt it was the responsible thing to do to alert them to this fact as soon as I could."
 
"Given my symptoms seem relatively mild, I will continue to lead BT but work with my team remotely over the coming week. There will be no disruption to the business."
 
 
 
Ends
 
 
 
Enquiries
 
Press office:
 
Tom Engel
Tel: 020 7356 5369
 
 
Investor relations:
 
Mark Lidiard
Tel: 020 7356 4909
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Signatures
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
BT Group plc
(Registrant)
 
By: /s/ Rachel Canham, Company Secretary
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Rachel Canham, Company Secretary.
 
Date 13 March 2020