Scottish FA tells clubs to stop holding training sessions

FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Europa League - Celtic Training - Lennoxtown Training Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - February 26, 2020 General view of Celtic's Patryk Klimala and Scott Brown during training Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

(Reuters) – The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has urged clubs to stop conducting training sessions and adhere to government guidelines on the coronavirus crisis.

Following a meeting of their joint response group, the SFA has reminded member clubs “in the strongest possible terms” to “desist” training activities and follow the social distancing advice outlined by the government.

“I would urge our members, and especially our Affiliated National Associations responsible for grassroots football, to ensure clubs observe social distancing guidance outlined by government,” SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell said in a statement.

“While many of the instances have been anecdotal, I have seen it for myself this weekend. Please stop it. I urge everyone involved in the game to do what we can to safeguard public health as best we can.

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