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Coronavirus- Full Club Update

Full summary of the situation at Oxford United

18 March 2020

Over the last few days we have issued a number of statements from all of the departments at Oxford United concerning the coronavirus. Rather than have information across four different stories we felt it would be more useful to have them in one combined article

The club fully supports the EFL's decision to suspend the season and will wait to see how things are rearranged when the season reopens. The EFL has been very good so far at keeping clubs informed but the situation remains changeable and we have no further news to report on solutions around how the season should be decided.
 
There have still been no cases reported in or around the club but we continue to follow expert advice and act accordingly to ensure that we are able to give all of our staff, players and families the best possible care and protection moving forward. 
 
All staff at the Training Ground and stadium are working from home and the club shop, ticket office and club offices will be closed until further notice. Staff will be working from home and can be contacted via their usual email addresses. The Oxford United Women's team have also decided to suspend training and matches while we all await further advice. 
 
This is not a case of ‘self-isolation’ but all players and staff have been made aware of medical protocols, symptoms and contact details for medical advice and welfare.
 
Oxford United in the Community have provided the Health England guidance to colleagues on best practice to follow and are monitoring the overall situation daily. They are following current official guidelines and have suspended all non-school related delivery until further notice. This includes community programmes delivered in the evenings and at weekends. At present their school-based activity will continue in partner schools that are open and where the guidelines deem it safe to do so.
 
Operations staff remain on site at the Training Ground and a deep clean is taking place throughout the facility.
 
Heads of Department will talk again at the end of the week to discuss the situation and any new government and EFL guidelines at that time.
 
We again ask fans for patience during what is an unprecedented time: ALL match tickets and bookings remain valid. No refunds will be processed until the EFL confirm how or when the season will end.
 
The Manor Club’s monthly meetings have also been cancelled until September. Tickets bought for April will be valid for September. 
 
In addition we have had a number of collectors ask about Saturday's programme v MK Dons. These are not on sale and a decision will be made on whether to reprint or use them for the rearranged fixture once the situation becomes clearer.
 
Meanwhile we will continue to bring you the latest information here on the official website while our social channels remain active 24/7.

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