BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche has outlined what the Clarets' will do after the Premier League shut down as he and his squad deal with the coronavirus crisis.

The Clarets will not play again until at least April 30 as all Premier League fixtures have been postponed.

This date for the Premier League to resume will remain under review as the squad trained up until last Tuesday – four days after the initial round of postponed matches – the Burnley squad and staff have since been kept away from the Barnfield Training Ground with the players following personalised training programmes.

"We had put together a plan, but that plan had to be flexible due to on-going news from the Government and the powers-that-be," said boss Dyche.

"Once the situation escalated, and in line with that advice, we changed the plan rapidly and got the players out of the building to return to their families and made clear to them – using the advice of the Government and our own doctor – the simple but effective measures needed for everyone to try and remain healthy and limit the spread of the virus.

"The players will now be with their families for a period, with an on-going plan to remain fit.

"There will be a mixture of fitness work and rest in their own homes and we will continue to follow guidance from the Government and the Premier League."

Mark Howard – the Clarets' Head of Sport Science – and his staff at the club have come up with training plans for the players to try and maintain levels of fitness with the league stressing its intention to complete the fixture list as soon as it is possible and safe enough to do so.

Burnley's players have been given a provisional date of April 6 for a potential return to the Barnfield Training Centre, although that could change as the club will be advised by the relevant authorities and any subsequent decisions made by the Premier League.

"That's also flexible at the moment while we wait for further news," added Dyche.

"The players have been given training schedules from the sports science team.

"There will also be period of rest, as well, because we have to use this period best we can as it appears it will be quite a time from when we shut down to the next game.

"Our doctor has advised us – alongside the Government advice – what we should be doing.

"The priority at the moment is, of course, trying to keep everyone connected with the club – and all supporters – well by following the guidelines laid down for all of us."

Burnley's next scheduled fixture is against Wolves at Turf Moor in early May, if the April 30 resumption date stands.

It will be a battle for a European spot as Burnley are currently in 10th position in the league, but just four points away from Wolves in sixth.

An unlikely push for a Champions League spot is also not beyond the Clarets as Manchester City's ban from UEFA's elite competition means a fifth place finish in the Premier League is enough to secure a place in the qualifying rounds for next season.