Following the recent new guidelines issued by the government, and the subsequent announcement that the Vanarama National League has been suspended until at least 3rd April 2020, the decision has been taken to close Plainmoor for the next seven days.

With the club having no scheduled first-team fixture for the foreseeable future and, in the best interests of our supporters, staff and players, the stadium will be closed until Wednesday, 25th March. The situation will be reviewed once again prior to this date.

Torquay United CEO George Edwards said: “The health and safety of our players, staff and supporters is of the utmost importance to us, and in the circumstances we feel it is therefore necessary to close the stadium for a temporary period.

“We would like to stress that this decision has been taken purely as a precaution, and no-one connected with the club has tested positive for Covid-19, or indeed displayed any of its symptoms.

“The club would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal fans for their support for this season and during this particularly challenging time.”

The club will continue to review its position, and provide updates accordingly.