PFA on coronavirus: "This is a public health issue, not just for football, but the wider community"

12 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Bobby Barnes (left) said the PFA has been in dialogue with other player associations at FIFPRO, the world players' union, as well as with other relevant authorities, including UEFA, to discuss an industry-wide response.

The Professional Footballers' Association has been in dialogue with other player associations at FIFPRO to co-ordinate a response, the body said in a statement.

Urging its members to follow advice from appropriate medical staff and governments, the PFA said it is continuing to monitor the situation.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has stressed that the coronavirus situation is a societal issue and not just a football issue, urging players to take medical advice from the appropriate staff at their individual clubs and from their respective governments.

"It is important to stress that this is a public health issue, not just for football, but the wider community - that should be on the forefront of everybody's minds when making decisions," the PFA's deputy chief executive, Bobby Barnes, said in a statement.

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