A message from BFCitC

A message from BFCitC

We’re writing to update you with further information following a week of unprecedented change for us all. 

The situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak has been ever-evolving and we have been closely monitoring the advice and guidelines coming from the Government.

Earlier in the week, we made the decision to temporarily postpone all our sessions for older adults and vulnerable groups. With social distancing now being strongly advised by the Government and the closure of schools from today, we’ve now updated this to now include all face-to-face delivery.

We will also be closing the doors of The Leisure Box and Whitehough Outdoor Centre at 6pm on Friday 20th March until further notice.

As a recap, here’s the list what’s on hold for the time being:

  • All health and wellbeing sessions
  • All disability sport sessions
  • All veterans sessions 
  • All Premier League Kicks sessions
  • All employability programmes
  • All social inclusion projects
  • Bertie’s Footy Stars 
  • Soccer Schools 
  • Burnley FC Women training and matchdays
  • All other female football sessions
  • Fundraising events 

Though this is difficult, now is the time to look after each other and following the Government’s advice on how important social distancing is, this is the right thing to do.

But, rest assured, Burnley FC in the Community will continue to be here for you and your families through this challenging and confusing time for us all. 

Throughout the week, our staff have been thinking up all kinds of innovative ways that we can stay strong as a community, despite the distance now placed between us. 

We urge you to keep an eye on our website and our social media channels. In the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you ideas and suggestions with the aim to help you maintain good physical and mental health. We’ll also simply be sharing good news stories.

This week, our priority has been to place immediate support behind the most vulnerable amongst us. We launched an initiative with Burnley FC, Burnley Council and Calico to rally round the town’s foodbank and already, the response has shown what a special community this is.  

For more information on how you can help including a link to where you can donate to the foodbank, click here.

So, the message is – we’re still here. If you need to contact us in coming weeks, please email community@burnleyfc.com or the staff member you’re usually in touch with.

In the meantime, we urge you all to also follow the Government’s advice:

Click here for the latest government advice on coronavirus.

Click here for the latest WHO advice on taking care of your health and protecting others.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Stay safe, stay well and take care.

From all your friends at Burnley FC in the Community.