Liverpool put coronavirus Anfield plan in place for players and fans

Liverpool have released a statement detailing their plans to help combat coronavirus with the outbreak continuing to spread.

The coronavirus originated in China but there are now more than 80 cases in the UK with sporting events around the world having been postponed.

And the Reds will not have any matchday mascots at Anfield as they look to limit the spread.

A Liverpool statement read: “In recent weeks, there has been a rise of confirmed COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases around the world.

“We have several new measures in place across LFC operations to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health of our employees.

“We have taken proactive measures including cancelling any staff travel to high-risk countries and reminding everyone of good hygiene practices through notices in/around all our sites.

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“We have also activated a health questionnaire screening for all external visitors to all our training facilities, our office locations and other community facilities that we use regularly.

“For supporters planning on attending Anfield there will be hand sanitisers and/or antibacterial handwash in all the washrooms at Anfield as well as additional information posters reinforcing the official medical advice for everyone to take personal responsibility for excellent personal hygiene.

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“We are also taking matchday precautionary measures and will not have any mascots on the pitch.

“Any supporter displaying symptoms that are consistent with the virus should ensure they familiarise themselves with the chief medical officer’s advice on self-isolation.

“We will continue to take the best advice from the relevant authorities and will update supporters with any further developments.”

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The Premier League have written to all 20 clubs in the division with the latest guidelines on dealing with coronavirus.

League chiefs are in regular contact with the government’s health experts, though fixtures are currently unaffected.

That’s in comparison to Italy’s top division Serie A, where games have been postponed or played behind closed doors.

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