ELITE football - the Premier League, English Football League, FA Women's Super League and Women's Championship, and European competitions - has been suspended owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, and football in Somerset has been put on hold, too.

Unlike in Scotland, there has not been a blanket ban on English football down to grassroots level, so it is down to the discretion of individual leagues whether to postpone fixtures.

Sports beyond football have also taken action; here are the headline stories from around Somerset:

The Vanarama National League remains on

Some clubs have chosen to postpone matches, though, and Yeovil Town's home match with Barnet is now off.

The BetVictor Southern League is postponed

The Southern League decided yesterday to postpone all matches between Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, March 21, which affects Taunton Town's fixtures with Merthyr Town, Hartley Wintney and Hendon. A review of the situation will take place on Friday, March 20. The end of the season date remains as Saturday, April 25, but this could now be subject to change.

The Toolstation Western League is postponed

No games are to be played from Saturday, March 14, for a period of two weeks, and the situation will be reviewed by the league on Friday, March 27. This affects fixtures for Bishops Lydeard, Bridgwater Town and Wellington AFC.

The Uhlsport Somerset County League is postponed

The league's board has opted to suspend the fixtures on Saturday, March 14, and on Tuesday, March 17. The situation will be reviewed early next week. This impacts on fixtures for Burnham United, Chard Town, Combe St Nicholas, Ilminster Town, Middlezoy Rovers, Minehead AFC, Staplegrove and Watchet Town.

Other football leagues remain on - but check fixtures

Other football leagues involving Somerset teams - the Taunton Saturday League, Weston-super-Mare & District League and Bridgwater & District Sunday League are still going ahead... but some matches within those leagues have been called off due to Coronavirus concerns, so it is worth checking the fixtures ahead of time. The same applies to the South West Women's League and Somerset County Women's League - games remain on, but that could change before tomorrow (Sunday). The Perry Street & District League has postponed all fixtures for March 14, and the Somerset Sunday League has called off all March 15 fixtures.

Some youth games on, some off

All Junior Premier League fixtures have been called off this weekend - which affects Taunton Town's youth sides - but the Taunton Youth League goes ahead (albeit with certain fixtures postponed). The Somerset Girls League and Somerset U18 League also have games this weekend, as it stands.

Rugby goes ahead, with exceptions

The Six Nations finale has been wiped out, but league matches go ahead across Somerset. Taunton Titans' home fixture with Esher takes place today at 2.30pm, as things stand. Western Countes West, Somerset Premier and Somerset 1, 2 South and 3 South all still have fixtures. Bridgwater & Albion were due to play Newent, but that has now been postponed, with Albion saying: "A member of the Newent squad who has had contact with all of the Newent RFC players has Covid-19 symptoms and has gone into self-isolation. Both clubs agree that health and well-being is the priority so it is sensible to postpone the fixture."

Other sports

The Verde Recreo Men's Hockey League and West Clubs Women's Hockey League go ahead. Other sports do not - Basketball England has postponed all activity for two weeks, while Somerset Wyverns American Football Club has cancelled all practice sessions and pre-season games until further notice. It is worth checking ahead if you are a member of a sports club or event (eg. Parkrun)... and if you have signed up for this year's London Marathon, it is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 4.

What about the cricket?

Somerset County Cricket Club announced yesterday that the decision had been made to cancel this year's pre-season tour to Abu Dhabi. Somerset cricketers Dom Bess and Jack Leach, meanwhile, were set to play in an England Test series in Sri Lanka - but that has been postponed and the players are to return to the UK. The Indian Premier League - which is to involve the likes of Tom Banton and Jos Buttler - has had its start date pushed back from March 29 to April 15. Whether the County Championship season will start on time (Somerset are due to host Warwickshire in Taunton on April 12) remains to be seen.

For those sports that remain on, the advice is to follow the government guidelines on hygiene and hand-washing at all times