Stoke City have announced further cutbacks in its services and placed the bet365 Stadium into a virtual lock down.
The moves come in the wake of the Government’s crackdown on movement to try and combat the coronavirus crisis.
The club’s announcement revolves chiefly around ticketing and retail operations as it tries to keep safe employees and fans alike.
The club’s statement reads:
“Stoke City are introducing further operational changes in response to the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening.
“The bet365 Stadium will now be operating with a skeleton staff of essential workers until further notice.
“Club staff are working from home where possible, whilst any supporters with general enquiries are urged to email email@example.com which is being monitored on a regular basis.
“The stadium ticket office is now closed until further notice, along with the ticketing telephone line, but https://tickets.stokecityfc.com/ remains online.
“The deadline for Early Bird season cards for the 2020/21 season remains Tuesday, April 6 but the Club can confirm that the Early Bird sales period will re-open at date to be announced in due course.
“Supporters are also reminded that the stadium store and retail outlet situated in the intu Potteries Shopping Centre have closed and https://store.stokecityfc.com/ is temporarily offline.
“All Community Trust activity has been suspended until further notice and stadium reception is closed.
“The Club would like to thank fans for their patience at this time. We urge you all to heed the best advice available and stay safe and well.”