European Professional Club Rugby have provided an update on Worcester Warriors' Challenge Cup campaign.

EPCR has released a statement confirming that pool stage matched in rounds three and four of both the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup will go ahead as scheduled.

There had been concerns that French clubs would be unable to travel for matches however the government has now confirmed clubs and match officials will be exempt.

Worcester Warriors are due to host Toulon at Sixways on Saturday, January 15, before travelling to travelling to Italy a week later to face Zebra Parma at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.

The statement from EPCR means both matches will go ahead.

The EPCR statement reads: “Following dialogue with the leagues and unions, EPCR has been informed that exemptions for what is termed the “pursuit of an economic activity” which have been put in place by the French government will apply to clubs and match officials who are travelling between France and the UK.

“Further information will also be sought from the French authorities regarding possible new conditions which may be applicable to travel between France and the UK.

“While recognising that these are particularly challenging times for all its stakeholders, EPCR will continue to work with the leagues and unions so that this month’s matches can be played safely.

“EPCR is optimistic that this season’s tournaments will be played to a successful conclusion.”

The statement also confirms that discussions are ongoing regarding the five Champions Cup and two Challenge Cup fixtures which were postponed in round two, among them the Warriors clash with Biarritz which was due to be played on December 18.