Chelsea issue coronavirus statement amid message to fans for Everton clash at Stamford Bridge

Chelsae have realeased an official statement in regards to supporters visiting either Stamford Bridge or Kingsmeadow amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus.

The Blues are in action this weekend against Everton at Stamford Bridge, but fears have spread across Europe as matches in Serie A are postponed.

Premier League matches could be moved to behind-closed-doors events should the situation worsen, but as of yet almost everything is proceeding as normal in the UK.

The Premier League have already announced that the pre-match handshake ceremony has been abandoned until further notice, with players set to line up before walking past each other.

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Chelsea have updated fans on the latest news, which includes an increase in cleaning routines across all of the club’s facilities, and strengthened hygiene and sanitation in public areas.

The statement reads: “We appreciate that with regular news stories and updates about covid-19 coronavirus, there are many questions that our supporters and visitors will have around visiting Stamford Bridge, Kingsmeadow and our other sites.

“We are monitoring the coronavirus situation carefully and regularly, with the health and safety of our visitors, staff and players as our priority.

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“We are following Public Health England and NHS guidelines, which means that our stadiums are currently open for business as usual. However, in line with those guidelines we have increased our cleaning routines across all of our facilities and strengthened hygiene and sanitisation in public areas.

“We ask visitors to the stadiums to ensure they wash their hands in any of the public toilets within our facilities upon arrival.

“If you have recently travelled to the UK from countries with a higher risk of coronavirus you should seek medical advice. If you have been to one of these…