Marlow Rugby Club has released a statement regarding their future events amid coronavirus fears.

This comes after several sporting events across the continent have had to adapt due to the virus spreading at a rapid pace.

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Sporting events in Italy have been either postponed, cancelled or played behind closed doors whilst last weekend saw footballers not partake in the traditional pre-match handshake.

In their statement, Marlow Rugby Club said: “The Rugby Football Union is following advice from government and Public Health England and currently there is no recommendation for the cancellation or postponement of any club events.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and update information based on the latest RFU & Government advice.

“The best place to read the latest updates on this evolving issue is on the government website, accessed here:

Bucks Free Press:

Marlow Rugby Club 

General Advice applies to all attending events at Marlow Rugby Club

• Maintain good hand hygiene, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

• Always carry tissues with you, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and use them to catch your cough or sneeze

• Dispose of tissues in the nearest bin, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel

• You should not attend the club or go out in public if you have been advised to self-isolate by the NHS 111 online or phone coronavirus service or a medical professional.

“Anyone who thinks they may have contracted the virus or been exposed to it should not attend the club and should follow the advice at

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“We will look to continually update our advice to all members as and when any new information is released or at a point in time that we believe the approach taken at Marlow Rugby Club should be modified.”

Last week, we reported how a pharmacist who works in the town’s Boots branch revealed her anger after hand sanitiser was being sold online for around £1,500.

Shops across the country have seen an increase in hand sanitiser and wet wipes sales where people have bulk bought the items to avoid catching the illness.

Currently, there have been 111,644 cases of the coronavirus globally, with there being 3,884 deaths.

The first UK death of the illness happened at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on Thursday, March 5, with Bucks’ first coronavirus death being confirmed a day later on Friday, March 6.