Barnsley FC will not shake hands with their Cardiff City opponents before tomorrow's game – one of several measures put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Extra hand sanitisers will be placed around Oakwell while supporters displaying symptoms of the virus are asked not to attend.
A club statement read: "All staff have been reminded of good hygiene practices, whilst health disclaimer forms have been created for all external visitors visiting both Oakwell offices and dressing room areas. Prior to kick-off, both the ‘Fair Play handshake’ and pre-match photo with match sponsors will not take place.
"Unfortunately, players will be unable to shake hands or pose for pictures with supporters, with scheduled player visits to the FanZone postponed. Also, in-keeping with Club policy, all visitors (mascots, non-Barnsley FC staff) entering sensitive areas of Oakwell are to adhere to the created personal health disclaimer.
"Supporters planning on attending Saturday’s match at Oakwell should note that hand sanitisers have been placed in key areas, whilst further soap dispensers have been added to all washrooms. Information and best practices will also be shared, reinforcing guidance from the NHS.
"Supporters displaying symptoms that are consistent with the virus are advised to familiarise themselves with the NHS’s advice on self-isolation and not attend the fixture. If supporters begin to develop symptoms aligned with Covid-19, they are to urgently alert the closest steward.
"Barnsley FC will continue to seek advice from the relevant authorities and will update supporters with further developments."
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No handshakes between players at Oakwell tomorrow
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