Monday 18th May 2020

THE Scottish Football Restart sub-groups established by the football authorities are continuing their two-weekly discussion cycle, after which each will feed back on the work undertaken to plan and prepare for the return of Scottish football when determined safe to do so by the Scottish Government.

The six groups (medical, club and stadium operations, supporter welfare, broadcasting and innovation, regulation, and the grassroots game) have now met at least once to discuss and formulate plans specific to their area of expertise.

They are seeking to anticipate the logistical and infrastructural challenges presented by COVID-19, with the safety and wellbeing of all participants of paramount importance.

Each sub-group chair or co-chair has noted a unanimous commitment to working together to understand and resolve the complex challenges in reintroducing Scottish football.

Rod Petrie, Scottish FA President and JRG Chair: “I would like to thank the sub-groups for the dutiful way in which they have embraced the challenges and responsibilities placed before them in finding a viable plan to restart Scottish football.

“At this juncture I would also like to acknowledge the clear guidance and pragmatic approach from the Scottish Government which anchor our plans in reality, and are based on sound medical advice and expertise.

“Naturally, we all wish to see football return as quickly as possible but we must continue to adhere to the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer whilst using the power of football to convey messages that will keep people safe and at home.

The work of the sub-groups is summarised on the SPFL site here.

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