Albion are in survival mode as speculation as to how their season could end continues.

The Seagulls are putting health and wellbeing issues top of the list as they support employees and fans.

They are also keen to fulfil contracts such as TV and sponsorship deals as or when possible.

Reports have emerged of a possible plan to complete the Premier League season behind closed doors during the height of summer if necessary.

Along with chairman Tony Bloom, who is operating from a base in Australian, chief excutive Paul Barber is aiming to guide the club through severely testing times.

Barber said: “Our real focus at the moment, and it’s the same for football clubs up and down the country and for pretty much any business that I’m engaged with in any way, is just making sure we survive these next difficult weeks and months.

“Everyone’s priority is to keep everyone in a job.

“Everybody wants people to stay in the job to keep the economy ticking over in some way because that’s the best way to for the country to recover from the crisis.

“And at the same time, the No.1 priority is people’s health and wellbeing.

“Marrying those two things, means that everything else that’s going on at the moment is taking a backseat.

“That includes football, that includes thinking about the longer term consequences of where we are. “We have to be focused on the here and now.”

Barber has consistently maintained the footballing priority must be to finish the 2019-20 season if possible and that all options would be examined.

Reports have emerged of a possible plan which would see the league completed behind closed doors in July if necessary. Such an arrangement could satisfy broadcasters and sponsors.

Barber is confident TV companies are understanding of the situation in which the game finds itself.

He said: “From everything I’ve heard Sky and BT and the BBC in this country and our overseas broadcasters have been really very sympathetic to what is going on.

“They know the state the world is in, not just this country.

“But, of course, they are also needing and wanting desperately their live content which they pay us for.

“So clearly we’ve all got a vested interest in getting games back on when it’s safe to do so.

“At the moment it’s hard to see past this particular period.

“Money is one thing, people’s health is quite another and, as much as the financial side is very important to us because it reflects all of our jobs and sustains all of our jobs, we just need to hunker down, get through this period, keep people safe and, in the background, we can work through the contractual positions that we’ve got and try to get the games on when it’s safe to do so.”