Two matches in the Greene King IPA Championship have been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, one of which came after a pair of Jersey Reds players were exposed to the virus.

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Nottingham versus Jersey Reds has been postponed as a result of two Reds’ players being asked to self-isolate by Jersey Health Authority due to close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

It is understood that the pair took a flight to Jersey from Gatwick Airport which was later found out to have had an infected person onboard.

Neither of the players are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, nor are any of the other players in the Jersey Reds squad.

The club said in a statement: “This precautionary decision was taken in the interests of the health of all players and management in both teams as well as the public they would have come into contact with. Discussions on rescheduling the game will take place in due course and an update provided when possible.”

The game between Scottish and Hartpury has also been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, Scottish said: “The decision has been taken in the best interests of the members, players and coaching staff from both sides; plus all fans that would have attended Saturday’s fixture. Discussions on rescheduling the game will take place in due course and an update provided when possible.”

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