Coronavirus: Rotherham United lays off non-playing staff

Coronavirus: Rotherham United lays off non-playing staff

By Michael Upton | 26/03/2020

Coronavirus: Rotherham United lays off non-playing staff

ROTHERHAM United is laying off staff after the football season was suspended.

The Millers announced yesterday that they were shutting down day-to-day operations at New York Stadium and Roundwood Sports Complex — putting employees on “furlough” as covered by the Government’s support system, under which they will be guaranteed 80 per cent pay.

At the moment, this move only applies to non-playing staff.

A club statement said: “Our priority is, and always has been, ensuring the continued health and well-being of our supporters, players, club staff and indeed the general public, and it is with the aforementioned at the forefront of our minds that we have taken this decision.

“Like a number of clubs in the EFL, Rotherham United have taken the decision to utilise the Government's support system to furlough a number of staff during the absence of football.

“We have made the necessary provisions to ensure that the club is able to maintain some level of communication with you, our supporters, during this period.

“We all want to see the safe return of football, but our priority must first and foremost be ensuring the health of everyone as we look to battle the outbreak of Covid-19.”

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