Torquay United AFC have issued the following statement in relation to our Junior Premier League sides.

Following the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with Government and Football Association advice, Torquay United will be suspending all football activity for its JPL sides with immediate effect until April 3rd 2020, at which point the situation will be reviewed.

Members of our JPL teams will be contacted individually via email, whilst our coaches will continue to provide any support required during the period of this suspension.

Please note that this decision has been made as a precautionary measure based on advice made available to us, and is in line with guidance announced by the UK Government and Football Association over the past week. We would like to stress that the decision has not been taken due to any known exposure or incident relating to any JPL player or member of staff.

Although we appreciate the disappointment that this decision will cause, the health and safety of all of our players, parents, coaches and staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we appreciate everybody’s understanding and cooperation at this time.