Chelsea are not planning to furlough non-playing staff and they will not be “taking advantage of the Government’s current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which runs to June 30,” according to club’s statement.
While most of the Premier League’s non-playing staffs are facing uncertainty over their salaries amid COVID-19, Chelsea staff are assured to receive their full payments, that’s according to the club statement. The club made an official statement on the subject: “The club can confirm we will not be taking advantage of the Government’s current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which runs to 30 June. We are not panning any general redundancies or furloughs for our full-time staff who are continuing to be paid 100 percent of their current wages.”
Fans were not left out as the club stated that they will credit season ticket holders and hospitality season holders “In regard to our fans, we will credit general admission season ticket holders and hospitality season ticket holders for any Premier League home matches which are not played with fans in the stadium, once the final fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been agreed.”
The club also added that they will reimburse travel and accommodation costs up to 350 euros per ticket holder to cover non-refundable expenditure by the 3,800 fans due to travel to Munich last month for a Champions League match.
The club also stated that the representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during coronavirus crisis. Now, it appears that a football club like Chelsea is doing its best, and their fans and employees’ best interest are at heart.
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