Roy Hodgson has paid tribute to the fantastic work being done by the NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Crystal Palace have been doing their bit to help out the community while the country is on lockdown for the next three weeks.
The club has been contacting fans who are over-70 and checking to see if they need any help and support.
Chairman Steve Parish has also said all employees will receive full pay during the coronavirus outbreak, including matchday staff.
Star player Wilfried Zaha also offered the use of his properties to NHS staff battling the disease on the front line.
Hodgson, 72, praised all the fantastic work the NHS staff have been doing during the coronavirus outbreak.
He told talkSPORT: “I can only really add my voice, I suppose, to all the other voices that are singing their praises. I think it’s incredible. I think we appreciate and really understand how important the National Health Service in this country is.
“We have been proud of it for many years and for many years, of course as well, it has been somewhat neglected and that’s been really brought home now and everyone is running around and realising what a fantastic job all of these people do.
Giving COVID-19 the red card
The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pubs, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…
STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:
- to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
- to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
- for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
- to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.
The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
“It’s vast organisation, we think of doctors and nurses but there are so many others connected with the National Health Service.
“I’m delighted they are getting the recognition they deserve and of course I’m appreciative of the job they are doing because they are going to save many lives by their dedication of going to work and risking themselves getting coronavirus.”
The Premier League is currently suspended until at least April 30 but there is no guarantee it will resume after that date.