As a club Wolves is monitoring closely the development of the current coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19.
The first diagnosed cases of coronavirus contracted in the UK has now been confirmed, and the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public of COVID-19 from low to moderate.
As a result, the club is now taking positive steps to reduce the risk of its community’s health by limiting public engagements for its employees.
Wolves players and staff have been asked to avoid any unnecessary meetings, lunches or other public engagements, and temporarily avoid casual fan interaction such as selfies or autographs.
Whilst we acknowledge that this will be disappointing for some supporters, we stress that this a temporary measure to protect the ongoing wellbeing of the Wolves squad and is a decision which has not been taken lightly.
In addition, Wolves players and staff are also being instructed to avoid shaking hands where a warm smile and personal greeting will suffice.
Supporters will have noticed informational posters on hand-washing and sanitisation at Molineux at recent fixtures, and the club view the maintenance of excellent personal hygiene to be one’s responsibility to the wider Wolves community.
Hand sanitisers will be added to all entrances at Compton and Molineux, on all dining tables and in every bathroom, which all staff and visitors must use regularly.
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and other illnesses such as food poisoning and flu. For the most up to date guide on best practice when washing your hands, please click here.
There is currently no affect to forthcoming fixtures, but the club will continue to take guidance from the Premier League, UK Government and World Health Organization, and will update supporters with any further developments.