Scottish football clubs are opening pop-up Covid vaccination centers to encourage fans, players and staff to get the vaccination for fear of chaos in the game following the surge in infections among those under 30
- Scottish football clubs will set up pop-up Covid-19 vaccination centers
- The clubs have received the green light as they fear game chaos for 2021-22
- Positive cases are increasing among the under 30s, leading to transfers from clubs
- Ross County has forfeited its league cup opener due to a Covid outbreak
Scottish football clubs have been given the green light to set up pop-up Covid vaccination centers to encourage under 30s to get the trick and avoid the new league season from sinking into game chaos.
A new campaign kicks off with Premier Sports Cup games on Friday night – and Ross County has already been forced to abandon Saturday’s league cup opener against Forfar following a highland club’s coronavirus outbreak.
With infection rates rising rapidly among the under 30s, fears of further disruption has led the Scottish Football Joint Response Group – led by SFA Managing Director Ian Maxwell – to hold positive talks with the Scottish government about setting up vaccination centers On-site stadium parking lots for players, employees and the public.
Scottish football clubs will open Covid vaccination centers as positive cases rise open
The JRG wants the clubs to make sure that as many players as possible have received both jabs before the new league season. And clubs have now been encouraged to reach out to their local health authorities as soon as possible to get things started and do their part to fully vaccinate the nation.
The need to give players more protection was hammered home after the first League Cup weekend break.
Premiership club County shut down football earlier this week after an unknown number of players and coaching staff tested positive.
The clubs want to encourage fans, players and staff to get stabbed to avoid chaos in the game. Ross County’s game this weekend was canceled after a Covid outbreak at the club
After speaking to the Elite Sport Clinical Advisory Group, County told the SPFL they didn’t have enough players to fill tomorrow’s cup game – and opponent Forfar has now been awarded a 3-0 win on the losing game. The first game of the new boss Malky Mackay is now the Premier Sports Cup visit from Dundee on July 18th.
The SPFL says it will continue to work with the county and the message “shows the ongoing risk of Covid-19 disruption”.
Scottish football’s domestic season kicks off tonight, with 500 people admitted to the premises for the first time since the pandemic began.
Gatherings of 2,000 fans will be allowed from July 19 in accordance with the relaxation of the rules for games
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An SPFL spokesperson said: “Consistent with announcements regarding similar issues in the group stage of last year’s competition, any team that is unable or unwilling to field a team in a Premier Sports Cup round one of the group stage will be forfeited Basis for a 3-0 defeat. Accordingly, Forfar Athletic was awarded a 3-0 draw win.
“This announcement highlights the ongoing risk of Covid-19 disrupting SPFL competitions, especially given the current rate of transmission of the virus across the country. We wish the affected players and staff all the best for their recovery and will continue to be in contact with Ross County in the coming days.