British Paralympic Association has asked athletes to train only where safe to do so ©BPA

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) have called sport "clearly of secondary importance" as they continue to monitor all sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

BPA have said that the primary concern must go to those dealing with the impact of the spread including individuals and organisations protecting communities.

They also stated their concern for the elderly and specifically disabled people who may be at a higher risk of death if they contract the virus.

However, they have also addressed the issues that athletes now face in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

In a statement they said, "Sport is clearly of secondary importance, but for many Paralympic athletes, preparation and qualification opportunities for the Tokyo 2020 Games are now being severely impacted."

BPA are also providing risk assessments for all para sports to address any other problems athletes may face in the ongoing situation.

The statement also said, "Paralympic athletes should continue to prepare for the Games but only where it is safe and appropriate to do so, adhering to the current Government and public health guidelines."

At this stage the Paralympics are scheduled to go ahead as planned between the dates of August 25 and September 6.