SWF Statement – Corona Virus Update (13/03/2020)
Please see below statement from the Scottish FA and SPFL Joint Response Group:
The Joint Response Group can confirm the decision of the Scottish FA Board to suspend ALL domestic professional and grassroots football under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA until further notice.
The Scottish FA and SPFL will continue to liaise with governments and UEFA in relation to domestic, European and International fixtures in the coming days and more information will be communicated at the appropriate time.
The Scottish FA Board made its decision in the interests of the health and safety of players, match officials, staff, supporters and the general public.
Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “Since the guidance outlined by governments last night we have been engaged in extensive dialogue to clarify the position and implications of that guidance for Scottish football.
“Today’s announcement is made in the interests of public health but, equally, the health and safety of players, match officials, and staff across the game. This is of paramount importance as the country enters the ‘delay’ phase of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is also why the Scottish FA is compelled to ensure that the suspension is cascaded through the non-professional and grassroots games until further notice.”
All Scottish Women’s Football matches are therefore suspended indefinitely. Please note this includes friendly matches.
SWF will work to keep our members updated in due course.