YORK City have updated their coronavirus protocols after sitting out an isolation period following a player’s positive Covid-19 test.

Manager Steve Watson hopes the new procedures will mean the club will be able to avoid a repeat of the two-week break if the situation repeats itself.

Because of the isolation period, York had National League North fixtures against Hereford and Kettering Town postponed.

“We have protocols in place so if it happens again, we hopefully won’t have to go into another full lockdown,” said Watson, pictured (Gordon Clayton). “We’re learning from it and if it does happen, we’ll be in a better position to crack on.”

The Minstermen were due to host Chester in the league on Saturday - but a number of positive Covid-19 tests at the Blues put paid to York’s third fixture on the bounce.

York are scheduled to travel to Southport on Tuesday. Southport drew 1-1 at 10-man AFC Telford United at the weekend.

Gloucester City went back top on goal difference with a 2-2 draw at Spennymoor Town while leaders AFC Fylde were beaten 2-1 at Exeter City in the FA Cup first round.

York dropped to 11th with Bradford Park Avenue beating Alfreton 2-0.