SWF Statement – Handshake Protocol


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After receiving communication from the Scottish FA and SPFL, Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) will be adopting the following policy:

With immediate effect the traditional practice of shaking hands between opponents and match officials prior to and following matches is suspended. This will remain in effect until further notice.

Please ensure all club officials and players are made aware of this guidance prior to any fixtures across all levels of the girls’ and women’s game.

SWF will continue to monitor updates from the joint response group in order to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on our game.