CHESTER FC's Deva Stadium has been plunged into the centre of a Covid regulations storm.

North Wales Police and Flintshire County Council have submitted a joint letter to the football club informing it of potential Welsh Coronavirus Regulations breaches.

The club had played two home fixtures against AFC Fylde and AFC Telford on December 28, 2021 and January 2, 2022 respectively.

But the Blues have now informed supporters, via a statement on its website, that the club was warned it faced further potential breaches if it continued to play home fixtures with crowds while the current restrictions in Wales are in place.

Current Covid regulations in Wales restrict the number who can attend sporting events, while there are no such restrictions in England.

The approach could mean Chester FC would have to play games at the Deva behind closed doors until Welsh Covid regulations change.

The England/Wales boundary line, which splits Chester West Employment Park and Sealand Road Park and Ride in half, also splits through the Deva Stadium off Bumpers Lane, with the ticket office in England but the pitch being in Wales.

A club statement said: "This morning (Friday, January 7), Chester Football Club was invited to a meeting with representatives of North Wales Police, Flintshire County Council, Cheshire Police and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

"During this meeting, the Club was given a joint letter on behalf of North Wales Police and Flintshire County Council which outlines potential breaches of Welsh Coronavirus Regulations at our fixtures on 28th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022.

"It also states the Club may commit further potential breaches if it continues to play home fixtures with crowds while the current restrictions in Wales remain in place.

"We were informed this was based upon direction from the Welsh Government that the premises of Chester Football Club are governed by the Welsh Regulations. The Welsh Government was not represented at the meeting.

"It was agreed that all parties would seek further legal advice given the complex issues and future implications of any outcome.

"We will provide a further update to our supporters as soon as we are able to."

Chester FC's next scheduled home game is against Brackley Town on Saturday, January 15.

It is not the first time North Wales Police have intervened at the Deva Stadium during the Covid pandemic.

Back in October 2020, Storyhouse Chester had to rearrange its outdoor drive-in cinema at the ground because the police force informed them the club's toilets were in Wales, and due to the different rules in place at the time, people would be breaking the law if they needed to cross the border to relieve themselves.