SAINTS’ game with Norwich is set to go ahead as planned.

It looked as though the match would either be postponed or played behind closed doors due to coronavirus.

However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that mass gatherings wouldn’t be halted, as the UK moved from a ‘contain’ phase into the ‘delay’ phase.

This means that, unless they are told otherwise, business will continue as usual for Saints.

Although this weekend’s fixture is looking as though it will be played in front of a full house at Carrow Road, there’s a chance this could be changed in the future.

This comes as Mr Johnson revealed the Government are "considering the question of banning major public events such as sporting fixtures.”

He added: “The scientific advice, as we've said over the last couple of weeks, is that banning such events will have little effect on the spread but there's also the issue of the burden that such events can place on public services."

The decision about whether games go ahead isn't one that is made by Saints.

They listen to advice from the Premier League, who, in turn, will be paying close attention to what the Government are saying.

Other sporting events across Europe have been cancelled.