KARL Robinson admits he does not envy the administrators who have to weigh up how – and when – football restarts.

Oxford United’s players are resting up at home before starting individual fitness programmes on Thursday.

The intention is to begin sessions again next Monday, by which time the training ground will have been deep cleaned.

It is a purely precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus, with no confirmed cases at United so far.

Today UEFA will meet to discuss how best to deal with the crisis, which will have implications all the way to a local level.

Decisions taken in Nyon will influence a meeting later this week at the EFL, which last week suspended action until at least April 3.

Robinson, United’s head coach, said: “The one thing I would say is I’m never going to judge what other people do and the decisions they have to make must be difficult.

“When you’re dealing with lives, they are the most difficult decisions anyone will have to make.

“The EFL are in a horrendous position.”

He added: “What’s the correct outcome? We don’t know.

“There are so many different things we’re not certain of.”

United’s staff in departments outside of the first team have also started working from home, with their offices and shops closed until further notice.

They are also waiting on guidance from the EFL before making decisions on refunds to supporters for tickets covering the three matches postponed so far.

As things stand the trip to Rochdale on April 4 is still on, with seats available to be purchased on United’s website.

Robinson acknowledged there were doubts over whether that game could go ahead as planned.

But until they are told otherwise, the squad will build up to the fixture like any other.

The U’s boss said: “We have the protocol in place and we’re ready to play after the third.

“We can only plan for what we’ve been told.

“I think if you spoke to anybody, not just football people, they would be very shocked if we play in a full stadium on that date.”