On Thursday, the suspension of the Scottish Football Association (FA) was extended until at least June 10th due to The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, an official announced in a statement. Although, League football was already halted on March 13 in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, with the season put on hold until April 30.
On Thursday morning, a meeting held through videoconferencing saw the new dates being applied to both professional and recreational football.
“The Scottish FA board met via videoconference this morning to discuss the implications of the most up-to-date government and medical advice on the governing body’s suspension on football,” Scottish FA said in a statement.
“Based on this advice, it has unanimously agreed to extend the suspension at all levels of the game from professional to recreational until at least 10 June,” it added.
Scottish FA President, Rod Petrie, thanked Scottish FA’s Medical Consultant, John MacLean and said the decision to suspend all football is to help clubs ensure the safety and wellbeing of players.
“We are grateful to John MacLean for his input to the Joint Response Group and to the Scottish FA board. The message is very clear: the government restrictions introduced to save lives must be adhered to and there is no prospect of an early resumption of training let alone organised football in Scotland for several weeks,” Petrie said in a statement.
“The decision to suspend all football until at least 10 June is to help clubs ensure the safety and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters as well as take steps to mitigate their costs. Scottish football applauds everyone working within NHS Scotland and the care sector and should place no additional burden at a time when their resources are being tested to the limit because of COVID-19,” he added.
World wide, around 1,605,235 peoples are tested positive and nearly 95,751 casualties have been taken place due to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.