ONE member of the Warrington Wolves squad has had to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick confirmed to the Guardian that full training had been suspended but that players will return in small groups from today.

Super League and the RFL announced on Monday that rugby league would be suspended at all levels until April 3 at the earliest.

That period of suspension accounts for The Wire’s Super League games against Hull KR and Catalans Dragons and the Women’s Super League season opener against Wigan Warriors as well as reserves and academy fixtures.

“We have put measures in place as obviously, the welfare of our staff and players is paramount,” Fitzpatrick said.

“There has been an incident where a player has had to self-isolate but thus far, everyone else is safe and healthy.

“Full training has been shut down but there will be an element of training that will resume on Thursday morning.

“There will be conditions in place – training will be in groups of five or six using the gym facilities at Padgate to keep ticking over from a conditioning point of view.

“However, things are changing on a daily basis – sometimes even an hourly basis – so that may change going forward.”

The Wire’s next fixture is due to be the Challenge Cup sixth round on the weekend of April 3-5 – Monday’s draw handed them an away tie against neighbours Wigan Warriors.

While Steve Price’s squad will be in training on the assumption that fixture will take place, Fitzpatrick is wary that they may be asked to vacate their training base at the University of Chester’s Padgate campus.

“We spoke with the university and they are going into ‘semi lockdown’,” he said.

“We are relatively self-contained within that environment, but we will adhere to the guidelines they lay down for us.

“We are tenants there and if ultimately they deem we have to come off site, we will. Hopefully it won’t come to that.”