WARRIORS head of performance Johan Pretorious has outlined the training regime for players whilst the coronavirus outbreak keeps players at home.

Following the RFU’s decision to suspend all rugby activity in the country until the middle of next month, Warriors' players and staff are currently on a three-week “break period”.

Whilst they cannot train or be part of any gym workouts, Pretorious says each individual has a programme to follow.

“When it comes to skills and rugby work it is highly unlikely in the next few weeks unless players have balls at home,” he said.

“We aren’t able to be in groups of more than four or five at the moment so there won’t be much rugby.

“From a fitness point of view all the players have been given speed and running programmes.

“The boys will be able to find a spot on a nearby field or park and keep to their schedules.

“From a gym perspective we have given them home-based programmes which they can take anywhere.

“They don’t need equipment for these exercises, they can be done wherever there is space. It’s just to keep them fit and on track.

“The speed work is the most important ­— it’s very hard to build muscles without equipment and it’s more of a toning and circuit routine.

“When it comes to running there are positional groups with tailored programmes but for the circuit training everyone follows the same plan.

“During the three-week lockdown of Sixways, certain players will still be coming in for specific training but otherwise the team will be without rugby until the season, hopefully, resumes towards the end of April."

“The rugby side of the stadium will be closed down except for the four players on long-term rehab,” Pretorious added.

“All other players and staff will be working from home for the next three weeks at least as Premiership Rugby has advised that everyone takes three full weeks off but hopefully we will then be able to open up the club again and do some skill and conditioning games.

“I’m sure at that point everyone will be so keen to get back to it because they won’t be happy sitting around and doing nothing.”

Yesterday it was confirmed that the suspension on the Football League and Premier League has been extended until April 30 after officials met.

This could well have an implication on the rugby season as the RFU could also extend the suspended period if they see fit.

Warriors are due to kick-start their Gallagher Premiership campaign against high-flying Bristol Bears at home on Friday, April 24, at Sixways.