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🤝 The pre-match Fair Play Handshake cancelled this weekend until further notice...

The EFL has determined that the Fair Play handshake will not take place between players and match officials at this weekend’s matches.

6 March 2020

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As a result of the ongoing concerns posed by the Coronavirus outbreak and following specific medical advice, the Fair Play handshake between players and match officials will not take place at EFL matches this weekend - including our trip to St Andrew's - and will remain that way until further notice.

Whilst the Government guidance does remain unchanged, a decision has been taken due to the way in which 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 the coronavirus and is being appraised on a regular basis of developments that could potentially impact clubs and the competitions we participate in.

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

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.

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