Coronavirus restrictions: Professional Scottish sport unaffected by new Covid-19 rules
Professional sport in Scotland will not be affected by new coronavirus restrictions for now.
Updated Scottish government guidance says those “involved in professional sports, for training, coaching or competing in an event” will be allowed to leave their homes.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued a general stay at home instruction from 00:00 GMT on Tuesday.
Football and rugby union have been played without fans since August.
Glasgow Warriors are scheduled to face Edinburgh in Friday’s Pro14 rugby union match, with both sides having European fixtures scheduled for January.
Also on Friday, Queen’s Park’s take on Queen of the South in football’s Scottish Cup.
More cup ties are scheduled for Saturday, along with Scottish Premiership matches – with further top-flight matches on Sunday, next Monday and next Wednesday. Championship sides are in action next Tuesday.
The Scottish FA has said it will liaise with the Scottish government regarding the impact on football at grassroots level.
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