The Canberra Raiders have closed their doors with all administration staff stood down following the suspension of the NRL season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The club has opted to cease all trading as chief executive Don Furner awaits direction from the NRL and Australian government on when the competition can resume. All phone, email and club communications will be unavailable from Friday, when the stand down comes into effect. It is understood Canberra's football operations department will be guaranteed their salaries until the end of April, at which point personal entitlements will kick in. Earlier this week: The decision to suspend the NRL season indefinitely is set to have a "catastrophic" impact on the code's bottom line as officials prepare to overhaul the game's expenditure.