Chelsea boss Frank Lampard covers face with scarf and wears gloves to walk dog Minnie amid coronavirus fears



Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

CHELSEA boss Frank Lampard covered his face with a scarf as he stepped outside to walk his dog amid London's coronavirus crackdown on Monday.

Lamps, 41, took no chances by wearing gloves and a baseball cap during his stroll with pooch Minnie in plush Kensington Gardens.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard covers face with scarf and wears gloves to walk dog Minnie amid coronavirus fears
Lampard kept well covered up on his walk

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard covers face with scarf and wears gloves to walk dog Minnie amid coronavirus fears
The Chelsea boss took no chances keeping his distance from fellow dog walkers

The former England midfielder has been self-isolating since March 13, when one of his players, Callum Hudson-Odoi, tested positive for the killer bug.

Hudson-Odoi has since revealed he is feeling much better and training at home - along with other members of the squad.

Lampard appeared to adhere to social distancing guidelines by keeping away from fellow dog walkers on his jaunt.

His TV star wife Christine, who he married in December 2015, recently spoke about having the Stamford Bridge boss around the house a lot more amid the ongoing health crisis.

Speaking as she hosted Loose Women last Thursday, Christine explained their 18-month daughter Patricia was loving having her daddy home.

She said: "Frank's been at home and he never is, he's always away and I have never seen our little girl or dog happier.

"It's just us, it's literally just us in the house 24 hours a day and it's just felt strangely quite nice.

"But it's early days!"

Chelsea reopened their training ground last week and Lampard had a positive update on 19-year-old sensation Hudson-Odoi's condition.

He said: "I'm happy to say that in Callum's case, he has made great progress and almost feels his usual self, which is obviously the news we all want to hear.

"I am of course aware that not everyone can or will recover from this virus, so I urge all of the football and sporting community to continue to act responsibly and look out for the health of others.

"I want to make it clear that I am no medical expert when it comes to challenging times such as these but please do take the time to call older relatives and vulnerable people who might be alone, or offer to drop round shopping if they can't get out. Let's make sure we all take care of each other.

"Social distancing can leave us feeling isolated, however we can continue to support each other even if that means doing it remotely."

All Premier League football has been postponed until April 30 at the earliest but even a return at that date appears fanciful at the moment.

Lampard received an apology from Chelsea star Mason Mount after he was seen flouting self-isolation rules by going for a kickabout with mates.

The 21-year-old had shown no symptoms of coronavirus – but Chelsea ordered the precautions after Hudson-Odoi's test.

Mount opted to ignore his club's instructions, however, and was spotted playing five-aside with West Ham midfielder and best friend Declan Rice.

Chelsea were unimpressed with their midfielder's actions, with a club spokesman reminding him of his responsibilities, and Mount apologising to Lampard in a phone call.

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