Scottish Premiership Clubs warned to meet Covid-19 testing protocols

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(Source: BBC News)

Scottish Premiership clubs have been warned they risk their right to play if Covid-19 testing rules are not met. Due to test delays, Rangers' friendly with Motherwell was pushed back two hours while Ross County's match with Hibernian was cancelled.

The Scottish government has given approval for the top-flight season to start on 1 August. But the Scottish FA/SPFL joint response group has told clubs that permission may be revoked if there is a breach. The issue of Covid-19 testing and protocol is scheduled to be discussed at an SPFL board meeting on Friday.

"Any failure to adhere to the agreed testing protocol will risk removal by the SG [Scottish government] of the approval for the dispensation given to Premiership clubs compared to the general public in Scotland," said a letter seen by BBC Scotland.

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