Watford are using commercial washing machines at Vicarage Road to clean scrubs for NHS staff members who are battling the coronavirus pandemic at Watford General Hospital.

After it was announced football had been postponed, the club stated that they would be looking for ways in which they could help the community during the Covid-19 outbreak and soon after launched the Hornets at Home campaign, putting fans in need of support in touch with other people who could offer them valuable assistance.

Players and coaching staff have been calling supporters for a chat to help ease the loneliness of isolation as part of that initiative, while the club have also offered Watford General Hospital access to the stadium to help with their efforts to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Now, in addition to access to the stadium, the Hornets are helping the staff at the hospital, which is situated right next to the stadium, by cleaning their work clothes for them in the two commercial washing machines kept at the ground.

After access to the stadium was first offered to the NHS, Christine Allen, Chief Executive of West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The club’s support is helping us to run our organisation safely and we are very grateful for their support at this challenging time.”