COVID-19: Leicester City Statement – 19 March, 2020
Our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of the public, including all members of the Leicester City family, and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
While King Power Stadium remains operational, home-working has been implemented among all staff for whom this is possible and appropriate measures have been taken to ensure the wellbeing of all personnel still present on-site. The Foxes Fanstore and City Sales Centre will be closed from 4pm on Friday 20 March (online services remain open). Our players continue to train remotely and the Club remains agile to the changing requirements of this unprecedented scenario as it develops.
Leicester City in the Community is now, regrettably, suspending all face-to-face delivery with immediate effect in response to the spread of COVID-19. Over this period of time, they will adapt new methods to continue their efforts to have a positive impact on our community in a different, safe way.
The Club sends its very best wishes to all supporters and stakeholders at this time and looks forward to the resumption of football as soon as it is safe and possible for it to return.
JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED BY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL BODIES IN ENGLAND
The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.
The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that “the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June” and “each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season”. However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football. Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.
The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.
We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
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