A HOST of football and all rugby matches are set to be played today despite the outbreak of coronavirus.

Hereford’s game at Spennymoor Town will go ahead as planned while the Herefordshire FA have also given fixtures the green light.

Meanwhile, rugby games are also set to go ahead after advice from the RFU was to continue playing fixtures and training as normal.

Elsewhere, the Hellenic League involving Westfields, Hereford Pegasus, Hereford Lads Club and Wellington has postponed matches until April 1.

A statement from the Hellenic League said: "Following consultation with the Football Association and discussion within the Hellenic League Executive is has been decided with immediate effect, to suspend all matches up to and including scheduled matches on the March 31.

"The situation will then be reviewed when the impact of the coronavirus is better understood.

"The league will update clubs as and when further information is made available by the FA and other Authorities.

"We hope that all clubs will understand the reasons behind this decision and look forward to your usual support and co-operation."

The Premier League and Football League have both postponed all fixtures until at least April 3.

However, after taking advice from the Football Association the Herefordshire Football League will play this weekend.

A statement from the Herefordshire FA said: "At this moment in time the decision does not affect local grassroots football and we are anticipating fixtures to go ahead in the Herefordshire FA County League, Herefordshire FA Development League, Herefordshire Junior League and Herefordshire Girls League this weekend.

"Any decisions related to these competitions will be made by the leagues as autonomous bodies and further information will be provided as it is known. Thanks for your understanding during what is a rapidly changing situation.

"We will continue to monitor all Government advice with the situation under constant review, with the priority being the health and well-being of all.

"Further updates will follow in due course."

The Hellenic League has decided to postpone all fixtures until April 1 due to the coronavirus.

The Hellenic League includes Westfields in the Premier Division along with Hereford Pegasus, Hereford Lads Club and Wellington in the Division One West.