Exeter City's matches postponed by EFL due to coronavirus

Exeter City FC News
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Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:41am

All professional football in England has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Exeter City's matches against Salford City (March 14), Scunthorpe United (March 17), Plymouth Argyle (March 23) and Bradford City (March 28) have been postponed following the the announcement this morning that all matches in the EFL have been postponed until April 3 at the earliest.

Exeter City FC released the following statement on their website: 

"A statement from the EFL this mornig read as follows: The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until April 3 at the earliest.

"This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus. 

"The postponements include all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as all Academy and youth team fixtures. 

"In addition, clubs are being advised to suspend indefinitely all non-essential activities which include, but are not limited to, player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings.

"Whilst the EFL Board has continued to take the advice and guidance offered by the Government and its health advisors, emerging developments mean now is the time to implement football’s contingency plans in response to the crisis.

"A further update on these plans will be given post an EFL Board Meeting next week. 

"This decision has not been taken lightly, but the EFL must prioritise the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters while also acknowledging the Government’s national efforts in tackling this outbreak."

Exeter City chairman and director of football Julian Tagg, said: ‘We of course will follow all advice that is given to us during unprecedented time. The health and safety of our players, staff and fans is paramount to us.

"In anticipation of the intended return to games on April 4, our players will continue to train and maintain their fitness, although we will have stringent measures in place to mitigate against the threat of coronavirus wherever possible."

The statement also says: "In addition, Exeter City club shop and reception will be closed until Monday, March 23. 

"Tickets for the Exeter City games mentioned in above will remain valid for when the new dates are announced. As we do not know the dates of these rearranged matches we have no further information with regards to refunds, but will update you in due course

"The club will be in contact with anybody who has made bookings with regards to functions at the club."

For further updates and information visit https://www.exetercityfc.co.uk

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