Salford Red Devils are implementing a financial plan to help mitigate the effects of the Super League shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rugby League up and down the country has been suspended until April 3 following Government advice relating to social contact and mass gatherings.

Paul King joined officials from all Super League clubs to discuss a range of contingency plans with the RFL at a board meeting in Huddersfield and admits the lack of match-day income will “test the club to the limit”.

“The decision to suspend the competition was a difficult one for all clubs, but I assure you, the correct decision was made,” he said.

“Above all else, focus must turn to doing whatever is in our power to help protect one another. Look after your families and neighbours throughout this difficult period.

“The local community and family are at the core of our values as a club, but they feel more important than ever at this moment.

“For many, there will be far greater concerns than the club at this time, but we know how strong our bond is with supporters and believe it is only right we keep you updated.

“Measures have been put in place to protect both playing and non-playing staff from the virus and a financial plan is being implemented, to attempt to ensure the club is able to navigate this uncertain time also.

“That being said, we would be hiding something from you if we did not admit that the current situation will test our club to the limit.

‘Without a benefactor the support of our loyal fanbase will be vital throughout what is set to be the most challenging time I can remember for our club.

“To all of our squad builders, season ticket holders, RDTV subscribers and lottery members, I cannot thank you enough.

“Your continued support will be a lifeline throughout this period devoid of gameday income.

“We would also like to provide assurance that all season tickets and individual match tickets will remain valid for our rearranged fixtures.

“To every Salford fan who has supported us by attending a match this season, I urge you to continue showing your support whilst we are not playing.

“Last season, we achieved greatness together. This season, in the face of a different challenge, let us see that greatness rise once again.”