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Coronavirus: Clubs help tackle social isolation

5 Apr 2020
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Premier League players, managers and legends have been calling fans who are at home alone as teams stay in touch with the vulnerable

Premier League clubs are making phone calls to ensure their supporters know they are not alone.

As the public observe the Government's social-distancing measures and stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, people in vulnerable groups can become isolated.

With no-one to visit them, elderly people, or those with underlying health conditions who are particularly at risk from the virus, could feel increasingly lonely.

Here is what Premier League teams are doing to tackle isolation in their local communities.

AFC Bournemouth

Club reaching out to at-risk fans (Full story)

Arsenal

Social inclusion staff in regular contact with vulnerable young people (Full story)

Brighton & Hove Albion

Staff and players to check in on elderly supporters by phone (Full story)

Burnley

Clarets players pick up the phone to help keep spirits raised (Full story)
Ben Mee checks in (watch on Facebook)
Head of health and wellbeing explains how her team are helping seniors (watch on Twitter)

Chelsea

Former players helping club stay connected with older fans (Full story)

Crystal Palace

Season ticket holders over age of 70 contacted and offered support (More on Twitter)
Tips for maintaining your mental health during isolation (Full story)

Everton

Everton's Blue Family reaches out to ex-players and managers (Full story)
Carlo Ancelotti calls isolated fan with motor neurone disease (Full story)
Duncan Ferguson surprises a mum who could not see her family on Mother's Day (watch on Twitter)
Mason Holgate discusses Blues legends with 92-year-old Evertonian (Full story)
Michael Keane shares dressing-room insight with supporter (Full story)
Seamus Coleman makes surprise call to army veteran (Full story)

Liverpool

Reds tackling social isolation through LFC Connect initiative (Full story)

Newcastle United

Legend Bob Moncur combats loneliness with fan phone calls (Full story)

Watford

Hornets At Home: Your chance to help (Full story)

West Ham United

West Ham proud to launch Hammers At Home (Full story)
Declan Rice calls Any Old Irons member (More on Twitter)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves at Home launched to help community (Full story)

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