Pompey will be wearing an ‘NHS Rainbow – Thank You’ emblem on their shirts for July’s play-off fixtures against Oxford.
The EFL have confirmed that the logo will be displayed by clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.
It will recognise the brave efforts of our NHS key workers, who have continued to support our wider communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
A period of applause will also take place prior to all matches from June 18-21, as clubs and players collectively display their gratitude for those working on the frontline.
Over the past three months, the EFL, its clubs and Club Community Organisations have paid their own special tributes, with many working closely alongside local NHS Trusts, donating resources, providing facilities for use and organising player or manager content to say thank you.
"It is important that the League pays fitting tribute to the thousands of NHS key workers."
EFL chairman Rick Parry said: “As all eyes turn to the return of football on the pitch, it is important that the League pays fitting tribute to the thousands of NHS key workers who continue to work on the frontline, supporting the country throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
“We know that many fans of EFL clubs are also NHS key workers and we’re proud of the commitment they, and our clubs, have shown to help the service over the past few months.
“By coming together across all remaining fixtures taking place, we hope we are able to show our gratitude and appreciation for their continued work and I’d like to ask all fans to join us in doing so.”
Ahead of next week’s re-start, the EFL are also making preparations to raise further awareness on the issue of racism and appropriately offer support to our colleagues, friends and members of the wider community who continue to be subjected to unacceptable forms of discrimination.