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COVID-19: FIXTURES POSTPONED

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Covid-19 – Postponement of EFL fixtures

The EFL have issued the following statement regarding postponement of fixtures…

STATEMENT: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until 3 April at the earliest.

This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of Clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus.

The postponements include all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as all Academy and youth team fixtures.

In addition, Clubs are being advised to suspend indefinitely all non-essential activities which include, but are not limited to, player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings.

Whilst the EFL Board has continued to take the advice and guidance offered by the Government and its health advisors, emerging developments mean now is the time to implement football’s contingency plans in response to the crisis.

A further update on these plans will be given post an EFL Board Meeting next week.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but the EFL must prioritise the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters while also acknowledging the Government’s national efforts in tackling this outbreak.

Leyton Orient

For clarification, the following Leyton Orient fixtures will be suspended at this time.

14th March: Bradford City v Leyton Orient

17th: Leyton Orient v Plymouth Argyle

21st: Carlisle United v Leyton Orient

28th: Morecambe v Leyton Orient

31st: Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient

As recent EFL advice suggests games may still be played, all tickets will remain valid for individual fixtures when, and if, a new date is announced. Refunds will not be dealt with at this stage.

We will announce any further information as and when we have it, and we thank you for remaining patient with us in these difficult circumstances.