Boston United chairman David Newton has issued an update amid the Coronavirus-enforced shutdown of the football season.

Speaking from home, Mr Newton said: “Following the National League’s correct decision to suspend matches on March 16, we have been working hard to make sure that all our staff are safe; everyone in the football club and Community Foundation have been paid and we have reduced the outgoings as far as possible to help get us through this difficult period.

“We will be looking to access the various government initiatives that have been made available to businesses as soon as they are open for applications, but inevitably these will take time to come through. Due to the lack of available work, most staff have now accepted change to furloughed contracts, which will enable us to hopefully access the funding available through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

“Sufficient staff are, however, still working to ensure that we can continue to function and have regular communications with the fans, stakeholders and, of course, be ready to start trading again as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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