As a result of the ongoing concerns posed the by coronavirus outbreak and following specific medical advice, the Fair Play handshake between players and match officials will not take place at Argyle’s matches until further notice.
The EFL remains in regular dialogue with the government regarding the ongoing concerns posed by the coronavirus and is being appraised on a regular basis of developments that could potentially impact Argyle and the competitions we participate in.
At the current time, the advice remains unchanged and our game against Macclesfield Town will continue as normal this weekend with all EFL clubs being advised to take appropriate prevention measures as per the government guidance.
In addition to the government advice the club has opted to implement additional precautions to help mitigate the risk of the virus spreading further ahead of this weekend’s fixture.
These precautions include:
- Purchase and use of a high quality anti-bacterial spray on high contact surfaces
- Instructing staff to wash hands more frequently, especially after cash handling
- Instructing staff to wipe down shared-use keyboards with anti-bac wipes after use
- More frequent cleaning of telephone handset/mouthpiece with anti-bac wipes
- Cleaning table-tops more frequently
- Increasing the temperature and frequency of cloth washes
You can help by:
- Washing hands thoroughly - more frequently than normal
- Coughing and sneezing into tissues and disposing of them in waste bins
- Being more conscious about hand-to-face contact
- Letting us know if you think you have been in contact with someone who has been exposed to the virus
The EFL will continue to provide Argyle with updates and advice as it is issued to ensure we have all the relevant up-to date information and we will advise our supporters accordingly.
These matters are subject to constant change and we will update as appropriate.