Caley Thistle manager John Robertson says the club are awaiting further government guidance before they decide on how they react to the coronavirus outbreak.
Scottish football matches are likely to be played behind closed doors following this weekend’s round of fixtures, after the Scottish government advised the cancellation of gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday.
Robertson says the Highlanders have already instructed their players not to go to their gym due to the risk of the contagious illness spreading, but he says the club is awaiting more advice before they take any further measures on the running of the club.
Robertson said: “I think it’s a concern for everybody in general – all across Scotland, the UK and the world.
“As a club we have contingency plans in place on how the club will be run, but until we hear officially from the government on what is happening we carry on as normal.
“We will train as normal, we will run the club as normal, and we will attempt to play our fixtures as normal until we are directed differently.
“We have a duty of care first and foremost to our staff, players, fans and the general public.
“In the stadium we have lots of communications for fans visiting the stadium, to be mindful of various things.
“We are just following the government guidelines. We have told the players to make sure they wash their hands more often, although players are very hygienic anyway.
“We have kept them away from the gym this week because there is the potential of risk there. That’s as much as we can do this week, to limit the places we have them.
“They will be here at the stadium, they will train at Fort George as normal, and we will continue to remind them of the various measures in place to try and prevent the contact or spreading of the coronavirus.”
Inverness make the trip to Arbroath in the Championship tomorrow, with Robertson confirming a handful of players who are nursing knocks will be assessed later today, including skipper Carl Tremarco who pulled a hamstring in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Queen of the South.
Robertson added: “We’ve got a few injuries – we are waiting on two or three players to see if they get over knocks and strains. The games are coming thick and fast.
“We played a slightly different system against Queen of the South. We felt with the personnel we had available we had to change it, and it worked well.
“We changed it back to a more standard formation as the game went on.
“We will look at who is available and see what our team is going to be – and the make of that team.”