Workington Town have had to postpone their upcoming fixture against Coventry Bears due to a number of players testing positive for Covid-19.

Five members of the rugby league club's squad have tested positive for the virus, with an additional three being required to isolate due to close contacts.

The results have meant Workington meet the threshold of seven senior players unavailable as a result of Covid-19 for a match to be postponed.

The sport’s Multiple Cases Group have advised that the club should suspend training until at least Sunday, and carry out further testing before any training is resumed.

The club have said that they will work with the RFL and Coventry to try and find a date to rearrange the fixture; however, as things stand, there are no available weekend dates between now and the end of the regular season in September.

It was agreed before the start of the season that the Betfred League 1 table will be determined by win points percentage to allow for the possibility of not all fixtures being fulfilled.

A Town spokesperson said: "The health and well-being of all our people at the club is paramount so we’d like to thank our Covid staff for the swift way that they dealt with the situation and for their excellent work covering the previous 63 training sessions without incident and 10 games since we returned.’’