Premier League and EFL football has been further suspended until at least April 30, due to the coronavirus outbreak, with football's governing bodies determined to see the current season through to completion.

At a meeting held on Thursday morning, representatives from the Premier League met with the EFL, the Football Association, the Professional Footballers Association and the League Managers Association to discuss potential solutions for the current campaign, which had originally been postponed until the weekend of April 3.

However, with the increasing severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, and predictions that the situation will continue to worsen for weeks to come, all football has been pushed back even further, as the government recommends stringent social distancing measures in a bid to stem the spread of the virus.

In a joint statement released by those who attended the meeting, a promise was made to complete the season and as a result the current June 1 deadline for all domestic competitions to be completed has been extended indefinitely.

The statement reads: "The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19. 

"We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. 

"We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition. 

"The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that "the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June" and "each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season".

"However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.

"Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April. 

"The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.

"We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.

"We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19."