REPORT: Tottenham Players Reminded of Social Distancing Rules

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: General view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympiacos FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 26, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur reminded their players to respect the social distancing advice from the government in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The club’s message responds to separate images and videos which emerged yesterday. Key players and staff from the club ignored the measures that are in place in the UK.

Tottenham Hotspur Players Reminded of Social Distancing

Staff Ignoring Social Distancing

An image on social media yesterday showed manager Jose Mourinho meeting with Tanguy Ndombele on Hadley Common, north London. Mourinho reportedly held a training session with midfielder Ndombele.

Pictures of defenders Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez show the pair jogging closely alongside each other at the same common yesterday.

In a separate incident, defender Serge Aurier posted an Instagram video of himself jogging alongside another person.

Club’s Reminder to Players

In reaction to the breaches of government advice yesterday, Spurs issued a clear message to the club’s playing staff.

They reiterate the importance of following the social distancing guidelines while in lockdown.

A club spokesperson said: “All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors.

“We shall continue to reinforce this message.”

Government Advice

The Premier League is currently suspended to help slow the spread of coronavirus through large gatherings in public spaces.

Many of the top-flight clubs asked players to follow individual training programmes at home with the league suspended indefinitely.

The government’s advice on social distancing, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, says people should remain at least two metres away from others at all times.

They also advise not to leave home unless absolutely necessary, for food or medicine or for brief exercise once per day.

People are not to meet friends or family and can only leave the home with people they live with or in groups of two.

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