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Salford City, Stevenage, League Two, The Peninsula Stadium, pre-match handshakeAs a result of the ongoing concerns posed by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and following specific medical advice, the Fair Play handshake between players and match officials will not take place at Salford City’s matches until further notice.

Whilst the Government guidance does remain unchanged, this decision has been made because the Covid-19 virus can be transmitted through a handshake.

The EFL remains in regular dialogue with the Government regarding the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19, and is being appraised on a regular basis of developments that could potentially impact Salford and the competitions we participate in.

At the current time the advice remains unchanged and our game against Bradford City will continue as normal this weekend with all EFL Clubs being advised to take appropriate prevention measures as per the Government guidance.

We are advising any fans with flu-like symptoms to avoid coming to The Peninsula Stadium to help mitigate the risk of the virus spreading further, although we unfortunately cannot offer refunds.

The EFL will continue to provide all clubs 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.


Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your upper sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze, and put any used tissues in the bin straight away.

Wash your hands with soap and hot water often, or use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available. Perhaps carry around a bottle of hand sanitiser or hand gel.

Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Contact NHS 111 if you are worried about your or someone else’s symptoms. Do not go to your GP, A&E or any other healthcare environment unless advised to do so.

Further advice is available on the PHE blog and NHS UK website.

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