Coronavirus: A-League to continue, Wellington Phoenix to be based in Australia for season

The Wellington Phoenix's remaining games will all be played in Australia after they complete 14-days of isolation, Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson has announced. 

On Monday, Johnson confirmed the A-League, and W-League will continue behind closed doors.

The Phoenix are currently making plans to depart for Sydney on Tuesday where they'll set up base for the coming weeks. 

The players and staff will have to enter 14-days of self-isolation upon arrival.

Wellington was due to play Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets in the next week, but those two matches will be rescheduled. They have six games remaining this season.

"This is an unprecedented time and extremely complex for the sport and society at large," Johnson said.

The Phoenix beat Melbourne Victory 3-0 at Sky Stadium on Sunday to move within one point of second-place Melbourne City. 

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