Keith Curle says the Cobblers squad have all been given fitness programmes to follow.
The squad have been sent home for ten days with all football suspended until April 3rd, but Curle says they will still be expected to work and to make sure they come back ready for a busy end to the season.
"The players will be sent away for ten days and given personal fitness programmes to follow," he said.
"They will follow that schedule on a daily basis but we are mindful we don't want them in public places so the work they do will be fitness based.
"We are shutting down the football department for ten days but within that we need the players to be rested, fit, sharp and ready when they come back. We are still in work mode and we will need to hit the ground running when they come back and football does resume. There are guidelines that if they do feel unwell they know what to do and when to do it."