Football fans are being reminded not to congregate outside the ground when Wolverhampton Wanderers play Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday evening (4 July).

This weekend’s game, like all matches for the remainder of this season, is being played behind closed doors. The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, on radio and the official Wolves app, and Wolves, West Midlands Police and the City of Wolverhampton Council are urging fans not to gather at Molineux and instead: Support your club. Stay safe. Follow at home.
John Denley, Wolverhampton's Director of Public Health, said: "Covid-19 remains a very real threat and we need to ensure we avoid a local lockdown by continuing to do everything we can to stop the spread of the virus.

"That means staying at home as much as possible and limiting contact with other people and, if you do go out, keeping your distance and not gathering in groups of more than six people. 

"I was very heartened by the response of Wolves fans when they stayed home to support their team against Bournemouth last week, and we’re calling on them to follow the match on TV or the radio once again on Saturday evening.”

The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information.  There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.