King's Lynn Town football club family member tests positive for coronavirus
The football club has released a statement this evening saying they have been informed that a member of staff has a relative who has tested positive.
It adds: "Everyone at the football club sends it’s best wishes for a speedy recovery to the person involved.
"The club will be making no further comment on this matter for the time being."
As well as the first team's friendly fixture being called off, the Under 21’s Thurlow Nunn Division One North game at Needham Market Reserves and Lynn Ladies' match at Histon, scheduled for Sunday, are both off.
But the club's Under 12’s and Under 16’s fixtures will still be played this weekend with the former playing Peterborough Sports at the West Lynn Community Centre pitch and the latter travelling to Holland FC.
Ian Culverhouse's side are currently scheduled to play their first National League fixtureagainst Yeovil Town at The Walks on Saturday, October 3.
The whole of Norfolk has been put on the government's watchlist for coronavirus following the outbreak at Banham Poultry in Attleborough last month, which has resulted in more than 120 cases.
Earlier this week, Norfolk's director of public health Dr Louise Smith said the signs were encouraging in Norfolk as the latest figures showed the seven day average had been reduced to 8.7 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people living in the county.
But the government has subsequently announced social gatherings of more than six people are to be banned in England from Monday in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus, which is rising across the country as a whole.