WORCESTER Warriors managing director Peter Kelly has outlined the club’s stance on the current COVID-19 crisis.

At this current time Premiership Rugby and European competitions after this weekend are still going ahead despite the Six Nations and the Pro 14 league being suspended indefinitely.

The league season is currently in a break week and Sunday’s Premiership Rugby Cup final between Sale Sharks and Harlequins has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Wales’ clash with Scotland today was due to go ahead despite all the postponements but yesterday that was also cancelled.

Yesterday also saw all football in the Premier and Football Leagues postponed until early April following an emergency meeting on Thursday night after news that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive for Coronavirus.

Kelly said Warriors, who are due to play next Saturday in the Gallagher Premiership when Gloucester visit Sixways, were communicating directly with Premiership Rugby and other health organisations as to how to move forward.

“The welfare of our fans, players and staff is paramount,” he said.

“We are in close contact with Premiership Rugby who are in constant contact with the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) to help us build a contingency plan for the season ahead.

“The Premiership will keep updating their plans with new information as it is released and ensure the clubs are updated with any developments.

“We are liaising with the Premiership’s clinical advisor Andy Smith and Matt Cross from Premiership Rugby’s rugby department who are both in direct contact with our head of medical services.”

Wales’ clash against Scotland in Cardiff was postponed in a U-turn from earlier insistence that the game would go ahead.

Less than five hours after the Welsh Rugby Union said the Principality Stadium encounter remained on, the governing body announced its postponement.

The WRU said: “The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with and continued to seek advice and direction from the Welsh Government and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue.

“Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.

“The WRU would like to thank all parties for their counsel on the subject and will make further announcements with respect to rescheduling the fixture in the coming days.

“Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue, a postponement became the only viable option.”

A Premiership Rugby statement said: "Unfortunately Sunday's Premiership Rugby Cup final has been postponed following an individual of staff developing symptoms consistent with Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is now safely in isolation.

"We’re incredibly sorry to all the people who will be disappointed, however, the welfare of fans, players and staff remains our first concern and so we must postpone the game for now.

"We will continue to consult with DCMS, Public Health England and our clubs and will announce rescheduling as soon we can."