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Artell: "We Will Do Everything We Can To Avoid Infection"

17 December 2021

Club revert to red zone regulations after EFL guidance for all clubs.

David Artell says the Football Club will instantly adopt red zone regulations in relation to the EFL recommendations to ‘do everything we can to minimise the risk of infection.’

Crewe’s game at Gillingham has been postponed due to an outcome at the Kent club and Artell says that with the infection rate high and climbing daily, the players and staff will revert back to stringent rules concerning limiting mixing in the dressing rooms, denying access to the canteen, everyday testing to enter the training complex and travel arrangements. Players and staff will be permitted to wear face coverings unless training or exercising.

Artell told the club’s official website: “We will do everything we can to minimise the risk of infection. The variant is very infectious and we don’t want to get caught with the virus.

“We had one case when we think the player visited a large city to visit family, but he has self-isolated for the period and has returned a negative PCR test. He is back with us now and is fine.

“We will do whatever is necessary to protect everyone here. If that means going back to the way we were before then so be it. We are not quite at those past levels yet. The EFL have applied some red zone regulations that we will of course follow.

“We will continue to test as we have always done, but that will be a daily occurrence now before entering the building. The health of everyone is paramount because this disease is still killing people.”


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