Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has spoken about the potential ban over 70s face from Premier League matches.
Reports have suggested the elderly could be banned from attending matches with the coronavirus spreading throughout the UK.
The Premier League banned handshakes ahead of matches this weekend as they look to limit the risk from the spread of COVID-19.
Those over the age of 70 are at the highest risk and they could be stopped from attending matches.
Sports authorities and broadcasters will meet with the Government in London on Monday to cover various scenarios.
But Hodgson, 72, is not concerned that he may be forced to miss matches just yet.
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The Eagles boss said: ”I will wait and see in that respect. I must say it’s not something that concerns me much.
"I presume that they are thinking of that to protect us, because from what I have heard and raid it’s the people who are older who most at risk.
"But I feel very healthy, certainly the things I do at the club are going to keep me a lot healthier than the average guy, especially the average guy who spends a lot of his time on the tube train every day.
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"I must say I don’t have any fears in that respect, but of course what we are doing at the moment is our level best to make sure that we respect all the guidelines, respect all the things that can be done.
"We have cleaners going round the training ground all the time. We have disinfected everything, we have handwashes everywhere, the players are no longer shaking hands or hugging each other.
"We’re doing all the things that are there to be done – but at the final analysis we’re in the hands of the government who will make the decision on behalf of the country.
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"But I wasn’t aware it was the elderly people spreading the virus I just thought we were the ones at risk from it.
"Whatever decisions are made you have to abide by don’t you, there’s no question of that. We live in a democracy and we are all law abiding citizens.
"But I’ll worry about that when the time comes, but certainly I have never felt healthier and never felt happier about the environment I am in, in terms of health at a time when people are asking questions about the environment – I think I’m in the best possible place."
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