The Northern Premier League will meet later today to decide whether to continue playing.

The Southern League and the Isthmian League, both at a similar level suspended the season at the weekend, following the lead of the Premier league and the EFL.

In a statement the NPL said: “Our primary concern, as always, is to protect the financial stability of our 62 clubs. This means playing as many games as we can, so long as clubs wish to do so.

“This is not contrary to the League and clubs’ duty of care considerations to players, officials or supporters but, in a season where clubs have been severely impacted by weather-related postponements, the NPL board believes that pausing the season right now would prove disastrous for many clubs.

“The situation is changing daily, so our approach to Covid-19 must be flexible, recognising the very genuine concerns around the health of players, officials and supporters.”

Of course, with all the signs currently pointing towards the government drafting a law banning all large public gatherings, and decision by the NPL to put the league on hold may be moot.

It has been widely reported that any ban would come into effect by next weekend, which means the league would have a decision to make for the five games scheduled to be played on Tuesday.

As things stand today Workington have a 10-point lead at the top with seven more games to play.