WALES will go into a national two-week “firebreak” lockdown from Friday but nothing changes for Wrexham Football Club.

Yesterday’s announcement follows rising coronavirus case numbers in the country and the ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ will last until Monday, November 9.

But Wales’ professional sports teams can continue playing with the Welsh Government issuing a statement, that said: “Sportspeople who work and earn a living through sport are allowed to continue working.

“Fixtures involving professional sportspeople are allowed to continue behind closed doors. All participants, such as players, officials, coaches, and broadcasters, are there in a working capacity.

“Like everyone else they can leave home to do so if they cannot work from home.

“However, the elite programme, overseen by Sport Wales, will be suspended during this circuit-breaker period.”

It is, therefore, business as usual for Reds’ boss Dean Keates, whose side have lost their last two games against Maidenhead and Wealdstone.

“Nothing has changed for us,” said Keates. “I have had nothing put to me on that.

“Does it affect us massively? As it stands, I don’t think it makes any difference for us on the football side.

“I have had no message relayed to me to expect things to change for us so unless anything develops over the next few days, we go about out business the same way.”

Things are less clear for football in the Welsh pyramid.

A statement from the Football Association of Wales, said: “The FAW will await further details following the announcement made today by the First Minister, Mark Drakeford, to understand the full impact that this will have on the FAW’s Return to Play Protocols.

“Once these details have been reviewed, the FAW will release further information.”