The National League this evening have bowed to the inevitable and suspended their season until April 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The fifth and sixth tiers of English football attempted to carry out their fixtures as normal last weekend, but many were postponed due to players or staff members self-isolating after showing symptoms.

The Bluebirds were amongst the clubs affected, as both their matches against Wrexham and Barnet were postponed amid the ongoing crisis.

The National League's decision to backtrack on their original judgement came after goverment advice warned against mass gatherings on Monday.

A National League statement said: “At its board meeting on Friday, the National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity.

"However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.

"In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it is clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future.

"In those circumstances and in line with the Football Association and the Professional Game, at a Board Meeting today, the National League has decided that its competition is now suspended until at least April 3, 2020.

"The National League will continue to monitor the situation, but trusts that its loyal clubs, fans, players, officials, staff, volunteers and sponsors will accept that it has had no other choice but to reach this decision.

"It wishes everybody connected with the competition and indeed the whole country a safe passage through these turbulent times.”

The decision means the league-leading Bluebirds won't play again until their away fixture at Eastleigh on Saturday, April 4, at the earliest.