HOLLAND FC chairman Mark Sorrell says he and his club will "take no risks" over the coronavirus outbreak.

The club will not play any senior or junior matches for the remainder of this month and no training sessions will take place at their Eastcliff base.

Sorrell has vowed to take the situation as seriously as possible and says he would never forgive himself if someone contracted the virus at his club.

"We're shut at the moment and will be for the foreseeable future," he told the Gazette.

"We're not playing games and none of our sides are training.

"It's bitterly disappointing, because our first team were on a roll and had real momentum.

"But it's about the bigger picture and the health and safety of our players, parents, volunteers and spectators.

"They're the most important people and we have to do our bit.

"We have to be responsible and can't take any risks."

The Thurlow Nunn League announced on Friday that no games will be played until at least Saturday, April 4.

The league's committee are meeting again to discuss the situation on March 30.

"I'm as confused as anyone about what's going to happen next but we have to make our own decisions and have to do what we believe is the right thing," added Sorrell.

"I'd never forgive myself if someone contracted the virus from being at our club, in a situation that could have been prevented.

"We have to take it as seriously as possible."

Holland had been set to visit Lopes Tavares last weekend while their other scheduled games this month - all off - had been due to be against Brightlingsea Regent Reserves, Barkingside and Fire United.

Their next scheduled fixture, as things stand, is at home to May and Baker on April 4.