SAINTS' players have been asked by Ralph Hasenhuttl to follow individual training plans at home instead of reporting for duty at Staplewood.

This comes as the club take extra precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 has already led to Premier League football being postponed until early April.

Saints are just the latest club to instruct their players to stay away from their training base, with both Bournemouth and Manchester United adopting this policy.

The club trained as normal on Monday and the Daily Echo is led to believe there weren't any members of staff, including players, displaying signs of coronavirus.

Saints released a statement that read: "Southampton Football Club would like to make supporters aware of a number of revised operation details, as the club takes sensible precautionary steps to help ensure the health and safety of its staff, fans and clients in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Following the government guidance issued on Monday evening, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s squad have now been advised to follow individual fitness and conditioning programmes from home.

"Club medical and sports science staff will remain in regular contact with players and ensure they have the necessary equipment to maintain their fitness.

"Additionally, the club has advised all staff to work remotely where possible and will be limiting those on site at both St Mary’s and the training complex to essential personnel only."