Notts County chief executive Jason Turner has provided an update on the running of the club amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the statement, Turner explains: “As our supporters will know from our previous updates, Meadow Lane has now been closed for the past two weeks, with all employees, other than those with an essential need to carry out their roles on-site, working remotely. However, having kept a close eye on government updates and advice, it is unlikely that we will return to Meadow Lane in the very near future, so we have now taken the decision to furlough a number of our administrative and football staff under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

“Our considerate owners, Chris and Alex Reedtz, will ensure that all furloughed staff receive their full salary, so nobody will be out of pocket during this time. I’m sure this gesture will be hugely appreciated, particularly as many of our staff are now experiencing their second successive spring/summer of uncertainty following the well-documented events which preceded the Reedtz brothers’ takeover last year.

“Having spoken to all staff affected by these temporary arrangements, they are fully supportive and understand why this decision has been taken and all look forward to returning to their jobs at the earliest opportunity. Our playing staff are as yet unaffected and will continue to keep themselves fit, in line with social distancing guidelines with a view to returning to training in the best possible condition when it’s safe to do so.

“While we eagerly await the time for us to resume our normal working routine, a small number of employees across all departments will continue to perform their roles remotely, and in some cases on-site, to ensure the club is able to operate and communicate as best it can.

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