RFL responds to Government update

The RFL have issued a statement responding the government’s statement in regards to the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said today there are no plans to cancel mass gatherings, like how they have done in France and Italy.

However, this could change if the situation gets more serious.

The statement reads: “The situation is clearly fluid, and we recognise there is likely to be a significant impact on our competitions at some point. We have been considering contingencies, in discussions with DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), the clubs and other stakeholders, for some time, and that will continue.

“There are also different considerations for teams who have matches or tours scheduled abroad in the coming weeks, and we are seeking further guidance on these points.

“For the moment, we hope supporters will feel comfortable in attending matches, and backing their clubs, in challenging times for everyone.”

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