Kendal Town chairman George Gudgeon admitted his club is 'in limbo' as they do not know when they will be able to resume their battle to avoid relegation from the Northern Premier League North West Division due to the coronavirus crisis.

Town's home game against Ossett United last Saturday was suspended due to some volunteers showing symptoms being advised to self-isolate, and they will now have to wait to find out when they can carry on their push to secure their place in the division after the NPL announced on Monday that no games will be played until further notice.

Discussions are ongoing about how or even if the season will be concluded amid the pandemic, which has forced most sport across the county and nationally to be put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Gudgeon said: "We are just in limbo, waiting to see what happens.

"The bigger concern is that there will be no revenue coming in and with the announcement about avoiding bars, that is one of our biggest fundraisers.

"We've still got our bills to pay but I'm hoping we can weather it."

The league's statement said: "The Northern Premier League has today decided, reluctantly, to suspend all fixtures until further notice in light of the escalating COVID-19 outbreak.

"The league would like to congratulate the players, officials, volunteers and fans of clubs able to stage games at the weekend and notes the excellent attendances at those fixtures.

"While the primary responsibility of the league is to the financial sustainability of its member clubs, the number of clubs reporting players or officials in self-isolation has now reached a point at which continuing to play games would severely undermine the integrity of the competition.

"In consultation with the partners Eliteform, all NPL Football Academy fixtures have also been suspended until further notice.

"The NPL is well aware that clubs and fans need clarity around whether the 2019/20 season is to be suspended temporarily or permanently, and the full implications of either eventuality.

"The NPL will be working with the other Alliance Leagues and the Football Association, to assess the various options and to agree a way forward.

"As soon as we are able to, we will share that information with member clubs and their supporters."

The suspension also means that the title charge of Cumbrian rivals Workington Reds has been put on hold, with the Borough Park side sitting 10 points clear at the top of the table.

The decision was made following updated Government advice issued this week regarding social contact and mass gatherings.

Rugby league, rugby union, and many other sports have also halted their seasons while the country deals with the situation.

Town had been due to travel to second-placed Ramsbottom United next.