The league has issued guidelines to all 20 clubs in English football’s top tier, and is following the same procedures outlined by the National Health Service for all other businesses and venues used by large numbers of people, it said in an email to CNN.
The guidance comes from the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) in conjunction with the English Football League’s chief medic.
Clubs are now displaying advice to staff and supporters around the grounds, notably to wash their hands and self-isolate if they are experiencing any symptoms.
CNN understands there are no plans to change pre-game handshakes, and will follow UK Government public health advice to combat the virus.
Around the world
The spread of coronavirus has already caused disruption to other football leagues across the globe.
The start of the Chinese Super League and South Korea’s professional soccer league have also been postponed.