By fmttm
Thursday 09 Apr 2020 18:48:00
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Boro manager Jonathan Woodgate and his players have added their voices to urge people in the town to show the "Spirit of Teesside" and stay at home and save lives.

Middlesbrough Football Club and Middlesbrough Council have joined forces to put together a number of messages reminding Teessiders of the need for everyone to stay safe.

Homemade videos have been filmed by Boro born-and-bred boss Woodgate, club captain George Friend and top scoring striker Ashley Fletcher.

The clips stressing the advice of Public Health England will be posted on social media over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "I want to say thank you to the Boro squad for joining forces with us to get out this critical message that will keep people safe and save lives. Please stay at home this weekend, please."

Club boss Jonathan Woodgate said: "Stay at home, only go outside for food, health reasons or work if this cannot be done from your home. Please stay two metres away from other people. Wash your hands. Please, please stay safe."

In his video captain George Friend said: "Just wanting to send a quick message firstly to say thanks to all those in the NHS and people working in care - what an amazing job you're doing, thanks.

"I also just want to say how hard it is to self-isolate at the moment, staying at home. I'm finding it tough and I'm sure there's many more on Teesside finding it hard.

"What I do know though is what a fantastic community we have here and we all need to work hard to fight against this virus. The best way I believe we do that is staying at home, only going out for food, exercise, work and medicine.

"If you are with family cherish that, if you are able to Facetime and family and friends enjoy doing that as well.

"It's really normal to feel anxious and worried with all this uncertainty but what we do know is that things will at some point get back to normal and we can definitely speed up that process by staying at home self-isolating.

"Everyone try and stay positive and let's really get the feeling and the spirit of Teesside together while we fight this. Up the Boro."

Goal getter Ashley Fletcher added: "Just a quick message about this weekend remembering that staying at home does stop the spread of Coronavirus. If you do need to go out it must be for essentials only such as food shopping, exercise and medicines.

"Remember also to stay two metres apart and when you get home you need to wash your hands thoroughly. I hope everyone stays safe."

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