Harlequins backroom staff have provided each player with individual fitness packages in an effort to keep up fitness levels while the season is suspended due to Coronavirus. 

Premiership Rugby announced earlier in the week that the current season will be suspended for at least five weeks after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government would no longer support mass gatherings. 

All packages have been disinfected and players will be picking them up in a drive-thru system at the training ground. 

Each fitness pack includes a skipping rope and resistance bands to ensure they keep leg and glute muscles active during the lay-off as well as a nutrition pack of whey proteins and multivitamins to maintain their immune system and energy levels. 

“We do know the situation at the minute and there are issues at supermarkets so we are using club partners to make sure we can provide the lads with their daily protein intake,” said performance nutritionist Ted Munson. 

“They can take the supplements between meals if they are struggling to get the protein intake. We are taking a food-first approach to make sure they taking them through breakfast, lunch and dinner but these provide a convenient way to ensure they get to their levels.”

In addition to staying fit, the players will also have to carry out online mindfulness exercises, as well as having FaceTime consultations with the coaching staff.