Burnley will be making their facilities available to the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Several football clubs have opened their doors to the health service as it attempts to cope with the extra demands caused by the current crisis.

Parts of Turf Moor – starting with the Elite Training Centre adjacent to the stadium – will be opened to the East Lancashire Hospital Trust to help them deal with any necessary extra hospital capacity in and around Burnley.

The Clarets are also planning to recognise the efforts of those in the NHS once football resumes, fellow Premier League side Brighton having announced plans to hand out free tickets and encouraged other clubs to get involved.

“The safety and well-being of everyone in our area is our primary concern,” said Burnley chief executive Neil Hart.

“To that end, we will willingly allow the Trust to utilise facilities at Turf Moor to help manage their demand in any way we can.

“Beyond that, when football resumes we will be paying our own tribute and saying thanks to the key workers of the NHS for the incredible jobs they are doing.

“Final plans will need to be determined around a restart of the game but we will be hosting a day of full engagement and participation for NHS employees on a match-day in the future.”