HEREFORD FC have placed all their staff and players on the government’s furlough scheme as the club goes into a ‘hibernation’ period.

The National League North, which the Bulls play in, has been suspended indefinitely so the club are unsure when or whether they will play again this season.

Bulls chairman Andrew Graham told the club’s official website: “Some members of staff have already been placed on the government ‘job retention scheme’ and at the end of this past week all players and management staff also agreed to a 20 per cent wage-cut and will now also be placed on the government ‘furlough’ scheme.

“In a bid to help ensure that the club manages to get through this period of uncertainty, as of Monday the remaining staff will also be placed on the government scheme, therefore the club will move into a ‘hibernation’ period.

“As a result, we will no longer be processing online club shop orders on a regular basis, any orders placed during the period that staff are on ‘furlough’ will be processed as soon as possible.

“Social media and updates to the official website will also pause for the time being.

“I’d like to thank supporters for their understanding during this difficult time, and also thank the staff and players for their understanding and support during what is a difficult time for them also.”