Torquay United are giving their fans the chance to support the club AND observe new Government face-covering instructions - by producing their own masks.

With masks compulsory in shops from July 24, Gulls-branded coverings have gone on sale in the Plainmoor online club shop.

They are not medical-grade PPE, but individual masks which allow wearers to meet the new guidelines.

Manager Gary Johnson has said that he thinks supporters wearing masks may become a feature of matches when fans are allowed back into grounds.

The black masks, featuring the club crest in white, are on sale at £5.99 plus £1 for postage and packing.

There is still no date for the start of next season, and growing indications that the English Football League and National League favour the second weekend of September as the 2020-2021 big kick-off have been thrown into doubt by a recent statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Johnson has speculated that it may be October before fans return to sporting events.

But, if current behind closed doors matches and play-off games are completed successfully without sparking local ‘spikes’ in infections, pressure from all professional sports will grow to allow fans back sooner than October.