The Lancashire and Cheshire AFL held a committee meeting last night, and it was agreed that fixtures would continue as normal. However, where a club has particular difficulties with fielding a team, please get in touch with the fixtures secretary (again as normal) and the committee will look at these cases on their merits.
The league urges all participants to take the government advice about hand washing and other precautions, and as you all know we suspended the Respect handshake two weeks ago.
For further information please see below the statement from Manchester FA.
Manchester FA statement on coronavirus
FA Spokesperson: “The FA is fully aware that there are questions about whether grassroots football in England should be played because of the Covid-19 virus.”
“Consistent with Government advice, The FA is recommending that grassroots football is able to continue as usual for now, with each league or centre making its own individual decision based on its local situation and the availability of players and officials. However, we would fully respect and support any leagues, centres or teams that wish to postpone fixtures in light of the Covid-19 virus.
The decision to postpone all professional football in England has been taken with the integrity of the competitions in mind, considering the availability of players, staff and facilities.
We will continue to monitor all Government advice and keep the situation under constant review, with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. Further updates will follow as needed.”