NEWS | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 12/03/2020

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 12 Mar 2020

Wrexham AFC have been in constant communication with the National League regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it may have on our football club. 

Club officials are closely monitoring the situation and at the moment the information given is to continue to plan as usual for our footballing calender. 

The FA and the National League communicated the following update to clubs this afternoon: 

The  latest  advice  from  Government  is  that  there  is  presently  no  rationale  to  close  or  cancel  sporting events, but this may change as the situation evolves.

There  is  a  higher  likelihood  of  severe  illness  the  older  you  are  (not  an  increased  chance  of  contracting the virus), with those under 25 likely to be unaffected by the disease. However, there is no age-specific guidance at this moment in time.

Sports  are  asked  to  keep  up  to  date  with  and  follow  Government  and  Public  Health  England  guidance.

The key issues for hosting a sports event are: 

  • PHE guidance should be read and followed
  • For  those  travelling  to  sporting  events  overseas  or  returning  from  overseas  to  sports  events, the Foreign Office’s travel advice should be read and followed
  • Promote best practice for hygiene, ensuring cleaning is effective and soaps are provided (and sanitiser where possible)
  • Anyone  with  flu syptoms  should  avoid  the  risk  of  spreading  their  infection,  whatever that infection may be, by staying at home and recovering
  • Clubs are advised that if any spectator presents to a club member of staff with possible flu-like symptoms they should be encouraged to leave, return home and call NHS 111 for further advice
  • For those hosting sporting events, whatever their size, attendees and participants should stay up to date on the government’s latest advice on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus

For more information regarding coronavirus, advice for the public can be found here on Public Health Wales' website. 

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