Blyth Spartans’ National League North trip to Gloucester City on Saturday has been postponed by the hosts due to “suspected cases and players in isolation”.
The National League met today to discuss the outbreak of the coronavirus after the Premier League and EFL suspended fixtures until April 3.
Following lengthy discussion, the National League decided to allow matches to go ahead as planned this weekend.
A full statement read: “Following a Board meeting held today, the National League has decided to allow matches in its three divisions to proceed as planned this weekend.
“The National League will keep the operation of its competition under constant and diligent review, and will remain in compliance with government advice at all times.
“The Football Association has offered its guidance, and made it clear the decision to continue or to suspend a competition is a matter for each league to make.
“The National League places the welfare and well-being of all those involved in and connected to its competition as the highest priority.
“All Clubs and supporters are encouraged to stay up to date with the latest public health advice.”
However, just over two hours after the announcement, Gloucester have postponed a game due to “suspected cases and players in isolation”.
Blyth Spartans would like to wish everyone well at Gloucester City AFC.