Sheffield United has put some permanent and casual workers on leave, but will continue to pay them in full.
The club said the move affected staff “who are unable to perform their normal duties”.
They are mainly casual workers, but include a small number of permanent employees, said the Blades.
“The club confirms that permanent and casual staff will continue to be paid in full,” said a statement.
“Sheffield United Football Club has informed its staff of the decision to lay off certain employees. “
Staff on leave “have been given the green light to sign up for the NHS volunteer program or similar initiatives instead of regular employment at Bramall Lane or other club sites,” added the club.
The Blades currently do not use the government job retention program (JRS) where workers can claim 80% of their wages up to £ 2,500 a month.
Tottenham, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich are other top teams who have put non-player staff on leave, although these clubs use JRS.
West Ham and Southampton have announced that their players will postpone part of their wages during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Blades, who were trying to qualify for the Champions League before the coronavirus stopped the football calendar, have not ruled out using the job retention program in the future.
“Senior club officials are aware of the government’s job retention program. At a later date, after the full financial impact of the situation can be more precisely quantified, the club will assess whether or not to participate in JRS, “said a club. said the statement.