As football has been suspended until the end of April 2020 at the earliest, we've put together the following information for Grecians, and the wider community with some guidance and ideas of safe ways to pass the time.
We can all work together to do our bit in reducing the risk to others and help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Latest Health and Government Advice
Government advice in relation to COVID-19 is an evolving situation. Latest Government guidelines can be found by clicking here.
We need to make sure that we are all in this together, like we are when we are at St James Park and follow the advice we are given to help stop the spread.
Right now we need to make sure that we self isolate if we need to, and follow the guidelines for social distancing and good hygiene.
NHS 111 should be contacted in the first instance if you are feeling unwell or potentially displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Visit www.111.nhs.uk to find out more.
Keep washing those hands!
Remember, you can do your bit in the simplest way by encouraging good hand hygiene and washing your hands in the correct way for at least 20 seconds! We've got a song you can sing whilst you do it!
Ways to stay entertained
There are plenty of things you can do as a Grecian to stay entertained at home.
1) We've worked with 'Matchday Info' to make ALL of this season's match day programmes so far available as a FREE download on their platform. All you need to do is download the app from the following links:
There is plenty of great content in these, and some fun activities for the kids!
2) Check out the City youtube channel for hours and hours of content! We've even uploaded a few full match replays, including a certain 4-0 in the Devon Derby!
3) Our friends at the Terrace have made their retro colouring book a FREE digital download, meaning you can download it on your computer and colour it in in apps such as photoshop or paint, or print it off and relax! Click here to download.
4) Why not test your Grecian knowledge with our archive of quizzes on players and matches gone by. Click here to take a look!
5) Do some online retail therapy! The club shop is open online for Grecian gear and has a HUGE sale on all three of our kits for this season. Postal orders should be sent out of the coming weeks too.
You'll be makings sure some much needed income comes to your club during these uncertain times!
Keep in touch
We need to keep physical contact to a bare minimum as possible to help combat the spread of the virus, but that doesn't mean you can't talk to people. A simple phone call can be all that is needed to connect to someone and put them at ease in these uncertain times.
Why not reach out to a friend or family member by phone, Skype or even the new 'Houseparty' app which allows you to play games with friends via video.
If you want to chat on Facebook/Twitter then our DMs are always open!
If you are in need of help at this time, or would like to make a donation, Exeter Foodbank is still operating. You can find out more by visiting: https://exeter.foodbank.org.uk
CITY Community Trust can help
Exeter City community trust are here to help!
If your school needs support with lesson delivery over the coming weeks they have staff and resources to help you.
CCT have some great relationships with our local schools, where we deliver a number of programmes, such as curriculum-linked activity-based sessions and after school clubs. They've contacted them to offer to support them in any way we can as they stay open for vulnerable children and children of key workers.
Websites that can help
- Website: www.mind.org.uk
- Telephone: 0300 123 3393
- Website: www.ageuk.org.uk
- Contact Phone Number: 0800 678 1602 (opening hours 8am - 7pm)
British Red Cross