SAINTS have spelled out the measures they have put in place across all aspects of the club's business following the suspension of all fixtures until 3 April at the earliest.

It has meant a number of changes  - in line with the Government’s advice in tackling COVID-19 with regards to avoiding all non-essential contact with others.

Club training - from first team, through to reserves and in the age groups has been suspended for the time being.

And the first team has also, understandably, been stood down from community activities. 

Although accepting the club and rugby league as a whole, face some huge calls in the coming weeks - the immediate priority is the health and well-being of all involved at the club from both sides of the fence.

Saints CEO Mike Rush said: “Everyone recognises that it’s a difficult time for both the sport and the country as a whole.

"And we know there are some big decisions to be made in the coming weeks, but our priority right now is the health of staff, players, partners and supporters of St Helens and beyond.

“Given the potential risk of COVID-19 in St Helens, the club has already implemented additional hygiene provisions including installing hand-sanitizers inside the stadium offices and outside conference rooms and will continue to work with the government including ensuring that club staff work from home in line with recommendations where appropriate.

“We want our supporters to feel safe in the knowledge that we as a Club are doing everything we can at this difficult time and we will do our upmost to keep you updated at regular intervals.

“The support of our fans and partners is needed now more than ever before.”

Training has been postponed for the next few days at least while the club works with Cowley International College and other partners to find the best solution.

There have also been a number of changes to the day-to-day running of the club, with the stadium’s Main Reception closed to minimise exposure to the public.

The Saints Ticket Office will be closed, but on-line ticket orders will be available for purchase.

All tickets, including hospitality and travel, bought for upcoming postponed matches will remain valid and honoured for the re-arranged date upon which the match is played.

Supporters are advised to retain any match or travel tickets purchased.

Although the Saints Superstore will be open 11am – 3pm daily, fans are advised to shop online where possible to avoid any risk of contact.