THE English FA has announced it has suspended all domestic grassroots football until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Professional football was put on hold last Friday (March 13) before the National League followed suit on Monday (March 16).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced restrictions had been put in place which request that people should not travel or meet others unless absolutely necessary on Monday evening.

Following this news, the FA acted by suspending all football under its governance.

A statement from the FA said: "We have issued a further update regarding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on football in England.

"Following the government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.

"Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and well-being of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.

"We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed."