Sports federations and clubs are still required to apply for permission to accommodate large crowds, even though Scotland goes beyond level 0 coronavirus restrictions.

First Secretary Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government will temporarily maintain some moderation if most of the Covid-19 legal regulations are lifted from next Monday.

Sturgeon said, “While we anticipate a cautious return of major events, for a limited time we will maintain the processes that organizers of outdoor events with more than 5,000 and indoor events with more than 2,000 must apply for permission.

Nicola Sturgeon provided an update on Tuesday

“This simply gives us and the local authorities the reassurance that precautions have been taken to reduce the risk of large crowds.”

The current restrictions remain in place for this weekend’s games, which means clubs will have to apply to local authorities for permission to host crowds in excess of 2,000.

Celtic welcomes 24,500 fans to their Premiership game against Dundee on Saturday.