Sport

Army and Navy Suspend Sporting Activities

Both services has encouraged personnel to stay active, while following Government guidelines on social distancing and group gatherings.

The British Army and Royal Navy have both announced all their representative sport is suspended until mid-April, citing concerns over the coronavirus.

In a statement on Twitter Royal Navy Sport said: "Following on from the Government response to Covid-19, effective from today all representative sport is suspended until 17 April.

"This includes all OSV & Training Camps. Sports Accommodation at HMS Temeraire & HMS Raleigh will also be closed."

However, sport and exercise at unit level will continue "at the CO’s discretion" and the sporting organisation has promised they will "be back with a bang as soon as we can".

The British Army have followed suit and suspended all sport until April 20, releasing a statement on Twitter.

The decision has been made in accordance with the Government guidelines on social gatherings and social distancing in order to prevent the potential spread of the virus.

The announcement follows a slew of delays and cancellations of military sporting in light of the coronavirus concerns.

The Invictus Games is one of the most recent events to announce cancellations, with the suspension of its training camps.

A decision on the staging of the event itself is expected in the coming days.

A number of military sporting fixtures have been cancelled - click here for the latest list.