​Manchester City have offered the NHS use of executive boxes and conference rooms at their Etihad Stadium home so that doctors and nurses can be trained accordingly to help battle the coronavirus outbreak.


Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill, with over a quarter of the population of the globe now quarantining in an effort to prevent the virus spreading further.

Naturally, football has also taken a backseat throughout this, with stadiums and facilities alike all left untouched as sport undergoes an unprecedented break. As it stands, professional football in England won't return until 30 April at the very earliest.


As revealed by the ​Evening Standard​City have sought to make use of their home ground for hospital workers who are valiantly battling to help those in need during this pandemic. The training of nurses and doctors is important to educate those trying to fight Covid-19, and the ​Premier League champions are doing their bit to aid the cause.


Other clubs have offered their facilities to NHS workers during this crisis, with ​Chelsea giving NHS staff free use of their Stamford Bridge hotel as they continue to work long hours in the fight against the virus.


The Principality Stadium in Cardiff is also due to be temporarily transformed, as part of the contingency planning for the crisis will see it converted into a hospital that provides a further 2,000 beds. 

General Views of Sport Venues after events postponed due to Covid-19

Three other 'Nightingale Hospitals' are being developed in London, Birmingham and Manchester, in a bid to provide more capacity for patients ahead of an expected peak in infections.


With football at a standstill, use of facilities and stadiums to the NHS is likely to continue, as the current lockdown in England is expected to be maintained for the foreseeable future. The aforementioned 30 April return is being mooted, although there are some suggestions that the Premier League season ​may be written off and voided entirely.


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