15 March 2020

Bristol City players to undertake individual training to prevent coronavirus spreading

Women's Super League side Bristol City have said their players will train individually to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

In a statement the club said: "The health and well-being of Bristol City Women’s players, staff and their families is of paramount importance.

"To reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 Bristol City Women have taken the decision that players and football staff will have a period of individual training away from the club’s SGS College training base. 

"Players have been issued with tailored programmes, including heart-rate monitors and fitness equipment, to prepare individually ahead of returning to squad training for the resumption of fixtures. 

"The squad greatly value the support they receive from City fans but we would respectfully ask that, as per public health guidance, supporters do not shake hands with or ask players and coaches to sign autographs or pose for photographs in public places."

The WSL, along with the Premier League, has been suspended until April 3 when a decision is expected on how to complete the season.

City are currently tenth in the WSL.

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