League of Ireland and Women's National League sides have been issued with a list of guidelines, aimed at helping clubs protect individuals attending games in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.

The FAI issued the guidelines to clubs around the country on Wednesday, while noting that they were "in no  way exhaustive", adding that the advice of public health authorities should always be followed.

Players have been advised that no handshakes, high fives, fist pumps, chest bumps etc should take place, while they recommend to avoid huddles and group celebrations.

There are to be no pre or post-match handshakes between players, coaches and officials, however, pre-match team line-ups will still take place.

Players have also been told to avoid close contact interviews with media, while avoiding signing autographs and posing for photographs with fans.

The general guidelines suggest that any person feeling ill or who has been to an affected area should not attend matches, training sessions or club activities.

Everyone is advised to carry and use hand sanitiser, [and] try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

The clubs have been told to post advice posters around the ground, while a specific area should be made available to help anyone if they become ill.

Hand cleaning facilities should be available in all restrooms and communal areas that are frequently touched (e.g. stair rails, doors, etc.) should be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

Access points should be as free flowing as possible and limit the number of times that individuals should touch a surface.

Media facilities should allow for 'press conference’ style interviews with audio recorders placed on a table in front of the interviewee.