Barcelona implement six step plan for tackling coronavirus outbreak

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Padraig Whelan

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Barcelona have put together a six-part plan as part of their bid to prevent any spread of coronavirus around the club.


Real Mallorca

This week, it has been confirmed that their Champions League tie against Napoli at home next week will take place behind closed doors.

In addition, the next two matchdays of LaLiga will also go ahead inside empty stadiums, with the club announcing that they are taking six measures against the virus.

  • For the next two weeks, all professional, youth and amateur games involving the club will take place behind closed doors, with all ticket holders to receive refunds.
  • The Barça Academy World Cup tournament, which includes events in China, Japan, Jordan, Dubai and Kuwait to be played in Easter Week, has been cancelled.
  • All planned trips outside the city for youth teams for various tournaments and friendlies in the months of March and April have been cancelled.
  • All activities to take place at the Camp Nou for the 22 March fixture against Leganes have been cancelled. They include photo calls, mascot meetings and supporters’ club events.
  • Barça Foundation events are also limited. The Bekaa festival, outreach programme for schools in Lebanon, Solidària Masia events and local hospital visits have all been stopped for the time being.
  • Internally, the rest of the club’s activities will continue as normal after all Barcelona staff were given an informative session on preventative hygiene measures. Any work-related travel has also been curtailed unless absolutely essential.

The Blaugrana’s next game takes place away to Mallorca in the league in front of no supporters.