York City FC bans handshakes – but game goes ahead

York City FC bans handshakes – but game goes ahead
13 Mar 2020 @ 7.06 am
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Like all sports clubs York City are monitoring the news on Covid-19 carefully.

They have confirmed that this Saturday’s game at Bootham Crescent against Altrincham is going ahead, but say “it’s important that the club, players and fans do their bit to help to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus, in a calm and informed way”.

In a statement the club says:

  • Therefore, we have taken measures to improve hand-washing facilities at Bootham Crescent and ask that fans are mindful of the current situation, in relation to requesting handshakes, autographs and pictures with players.

    With the health of players, fans and staff in mind, we would ask that anyone showing flu like symptoms please stay at home and seek guidance from the NHS 111 service.