Club 1872 have issued a statement on Twitter asserting that Rangers have accepted a request for the Albion Car Park to be opened to key workers amid the current health crisis.
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, addressed the nation on Monday night urging the general public to stay indoors.
New measures have come into place with no one allowed to leave their homes unless undertaking essential work, shopping or exercise.
NHS workers, Police and the armed forces are very much within that essential bracket and therefore, despite the personal risk, will be going about their duties as usual in the coming weeks.
It seems Club 1872 and the Gers are attempting to do their bit to help them out, though.
The shareholder group issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon which asserted that Rangers had agreed to their proposal to open the Albion Car Park, which is near to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, for all workers in the aforementioned groups to use free of charge.
The statement noted that ‘the practicalities’ of the deal hadn’t yet been worked out but that they were ‘very proud that our club has stepped up with this offer of assistance and we will continue to liaise with them over any similar opportunities over the coming weeks.’
The statement concluded with the organization offering their thanks to ‘all key workers across the UK for their selfless work during the Covid-19 outbreak.’
— Club 1872 (@Club1872rfc) March 24, 2020
It’s good to see the initiative shown by Club 1872 in this instance, and encouraging that the club have accepted the offer.
These are unprecedented times for everyone in the UK, and now it’s not just the football, but essentially all public activity that has ground to a halt.
While the majority of the population stays inside in hope of waiting it out, it’s important to recognise the work done by others tackling this outbreak head-on, and small gestures like this may help relieve some of the strain on those working long hours in hospitals.