Crystal Palace matchday staff will get paid for matches postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chairman Steve Parish revealed.

With the football season ‘on-hold,’ Palace have closed their training ground facility, leaving many without work.

The lack of matches has also left many who work on matchdays at Selhurst Park without a source of income.

Parish, released a statement on the club website on Wednesday morning that all those who were due to be employed for the upcoming fixtures will not be ‘disadvantaged financially.’

Palace have four home games remaining this season, with the season due to end on May 17.

The full statement reads:

Chairman Steve Parish has issued the following update.

Following my message two days ago, I wanted to provide further clarity on two areas relating to our staff.  

Firstly, in order to ensure the impact of this health crisis is minimised, we will not be placing any of our colleagues on statutory sick pay for health issues relating to COVID-19 during this crisis. 

We are also aware of the impact on matchday casual staff where games are cancelled or played behind closed doors. Whilst we are not anticipating this to be the case, we will ensure that matchday staff who would have been employed by the club for these fixtures are not disadvantaged financially. 

Once again I wish everybody the very best as we all adapt to the situation. 

Steve Parish.

Crystal Palace fans welcomed the news: