OXFORD United’s next training session could still be a fortnight away after the EFL updated their advice.

Today had been earmarked by head coach Karl Robinson to restart working with small groups.

Clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, who have indicated they want to play the remaining games, are getting back to work as planned.

But on Friday the guidance changed for League One and League Two.

With the season expected to be cut short in both – although it is far more clear-cut in the latter – the EFL wants a final outcome to be reached.

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Only at that point will the coronavirus testing programme be rolled out, with the expectation it will be only for the four teams in the play-offs.

United will be among those, if the decision to curtail the campaign goes through.

An EFL statement read: “The provisions are in place with Nationwide Pathology to extend the testing programme into League One and League Two as required, depending on the final outcome of the season curtailment discussions.”

While there is doubt over what will happen next, including whether conditions will allow play-offs to be held, it does not make sense to step up training.

United’s playing squad is in the government’s furlough scheme, but the moment they come back to work the club will have to pay 100 per cent of their wages.

It will not happen for the moment, with the process of finalising how the campaign will end due to run until at least next Monday.

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Once a decision is eventually made, the testing procedures will have to be put in place.

Initial screening for Championship players and staff was held on Thursday, allowing the initial results to be discovered before training resumed.

Of the 1,014 tests to take place, two from the same club, Hull City, came back positive.

In the meantime, the EFL have advised members in Leagues One and Two they can make training ground pitches available for individual socially-distanced sessions.

United began doing so earlier this month.