PORTHLEVEN co-manager Graham Blake says rushing to get football restarted is "not worth" the possibility of spreading the coronavirus.

The Football Association suspended all football in England on March 16 in an attempt to minimise the spread of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

It is not yet known when football may return, but with a large portion of Porthleven's fanbase among the ageing population, Blake is not prepared to take any risks by rushing back to action.

"It is what it is," Blake said. "No matter how frustrating it is we've got to look after our grandparents and the elderly people. It might frustrate us but we've got to do what we've got to do."

He added: "We spoke about clubs carrying on but half of our supporters are old. We've got retired people who come down and watch football and it's not worth it. We don't want a fatality on our hands from the coronavirus just because of football."

With large social gatherings being outlawed in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus, Blake's interaction with his squad has been limited to a group chat on social media, while one knock-on effect of the measures could be the postponement of midfielder Charlie Young's wedding, which is due to take place next month.

"We texted the lads the other day just to say hello really!" Blake said. "We're not allowed to see anyone and we haven't done anything really.

"It's a bit upsetting because Charlie [Young] is supposed to be getting married in April as well, so that's a bit of a harsh one for him as I can't see that one going on."

He added: "But yeah, no football, we literally just chat to the lads on Facebook, a bit of banter and that's about it at the minute!"