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4 hours ago, Dev said:

Big News:

https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/news/scottish-fa-statement-on-new-government-guidelines/?rid=13929

Thursday 8 October 2020

Following the latest update from Scottish Government on Thursday, 7 October, the Scottish FA can today confirm the impact on Scottish football as a result of government guidance. 

OVER 18s

ALL football activity for those aged 18 and over is not permitted in the following areas:

  1. Ayrshire & Arran Health Board, comprising East, North, and South Ayrshire;
  2. Forth Valley Health Board, comprising Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, and Stirling;
  3. Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board, comprising Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, and West Dunbartonshire;
  4. Lanarkshire Health Board, comprising North and South Lanarkshire; and
  5. Lothian Health Board, comprising the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, and West Lothian.

Scottish Government travel guidance is that individuals who live in a high risk local health board area should not travel outside their health board area. This guidance applies for players travelling for training or matches. 

Clubs NOT located within the five high risk local health board areas noted above can continue to train and play in line with the current Phase 3 Route Map Guidance.  However, matches cannot be organised with any clubs located within the five high risk local Health Board areas.

Exemptions for over-18s are outlined below.

EXEMPTIONS

Please note, Scottish Government have advised of an exemption for professional sport. This covers teams who take part in the following competitions - Scottish Professional Football League, Highland League, Lowland League, SWF PL 1 & 2, West of Scotland Leagues, East of Scotland Leagues, South of Scotland League, North Caledonian League and SJFA Leagues. These competitions can continue in line with relevant guidance and protocols. This exemption also covers Scotland National Team fixtures at Men’s A, SWNT and Under-21 level.

UNDER 18s 

Teams, with players aged 17 and under, located within the five high risk local Health Board areas can only take part in training or matches within the same local health board area.

Players who live within a high risk local health board area should not travel out with that local health board area for training or matches as per Scottish Government guidance.

Teams, with players aged 17 and under, located in any non-high risk local Health Board areas can organise training or matches within any other non-high risk local health board area.

Players who live within a non-high risk local health board area can travel into other non-high risk local health board areas for training or matches.

Players who live within a non-high risk local health board area should not travel into a high risk local health board area for training or matches.

These restrictions are in place from Saturday 10 October and will remain in place until midnight on Sunday 25 October at the earliest.

Confused.  Club is in one high risk area and player lives in a different high risk area.  Is the player exempt from all restrictions if club is.  Only reason I am asking is if you go into the Q & A session on the SFA website,  the question is asked by a player and the answer given is NO you cannot travel to train or play.

 

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9 minutes ago, fanatic said:

Confused.  Club is in one high risk area and player lives in a different high risk area.  Is the player exempt from all restrictions if club is.  Only reason I am asking is if you go into the Q & A session on the SFA website,  the question is asked by a player and the answer given is NO you cannot travel to train or play.

Q –  Do these restrictions affect my league or Affiliate National Association?

A – The exemptions to this guidance are clubs within the following leagues and ANA’s:

  • SPFL
  • Lowland and Highland League
  • West, East and South of Scotland Leagues
  • North Caledonian League
  • SJFA Leagues
  • Scottish Women Premier Leagues 1 & 2

For the avoidance of doubt this means that the following ANA’s are affected:

  • SAFA
  • SWFA
  • SWF out with Premier League 1 & 2
  • SYFA
  • SSFA
  • PARA Football

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8 minutes ago, Ginaro said:

Q –  Do these restrictions affect my league or Affiliate National Association?

A – The exemptions to this guidance are clubs within the following leagues and ANA’s:

  • SPFL
  • Lowland and Highland League
  • West, East and South of Scotland Leagues
  • North Caledonian League
  • SJFA Leagues
  • Scottish Women Premier Leagues 1 & 2

For the avoidance of doubt this means that the following ANA’s are affected:

  • SAFA
  • SWFA
  • SWF out with Premier League 1 & 2
  • SYFA
  • SSFA
  • PARA Football

Thanks,  it was only because I was reading the Q&As and these two replies had me wondering

 

Q – I live in a high risk health board area but my club is located in a different high risk health board area, can I travel there to train and play?

A – No, if you live in a high risk health board area, you cannot travel out with that boundary to play football, regardless of your age.

 

Q – I have players who reside in one high risk health board area, but the club is located in a different area. Can players travel between these areas to train and play?

A – No, travel from high risk areas to any other area, high risk or otherwise at this stage following Scottish Government guidelines to play football is not permitted.

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9 hours ago, Stag Nation said:

On the one hand, we are told that non-league clubs face imminent collapse unless fans are allowed back.

On the other, we have many clubs going ahead with ground improvements, including floodlights.

Confused?

...You will be after this week's episode of Soap.

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20 hours ago, gogsy said:

Well looks like Thornton Hibs are getting help from their sponsors for the fence, (which if they didn't go ahead with they wouldn't be allowed to continue in the league?) Floodlights would be covered with the likes of grants etc.

is their fence up yet?

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After Thornton what teams stil need fencing.

Tell you what parks have never looked better lot of grounds have never looked better. Half a year no games lot of groundsman got there parks looking like Wembley. Lot of club committees put in hours painting cleaning doing odd jobs and all.

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Remarkable work by the guys at Camelon Juniors during lockdown. Floodlights, pitch drainage, terracing repairs, changing rooms upgrade, seated stand... the list goes on. 

Had to contend with arson attack as well. 

The club have posted a video of the lockdown works. Worth a look. 

Amazing effort from all of the guys and volunteers at the club. Deserve great credit 

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1 hour ago, Ginaro said:

Must admit I was expecting a taller fence

 

You can see right through it as well.

What's the point?

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8 minutes ago, gogsy said:

From the " posts up on two sides" i'm guessing its not finished yet?

🙄🙄🙄

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6 minutes ago, Burnieman said:

Not EoS but good to see. Hopefully will be relevant to the EoS in future;

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/agreement-new-pitch-reached-22812528.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Good luick to them and hopefully it works in the Dales favour

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22 hours ago, GordonS said:

Looks 2 metres to me.

Checked the planning docs, supposed to be 1.8m. Maybe there's not many tall folk in Thornton.

Haddington's ground looking great under the lights, again showing that smaller clubs can get licensed.

8 hours ago, Burnieman said:

Not EoS but good to see. Hopefully will be relevant to the EoS in future;

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/agreement-new-pitch-reached-22812528.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Presumably includes floodlights. It would also be daft if they didn't try to get any other work required to meet licensing criteria done at the same time.

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After Thornton what teams stil need fencing.
Tell you what parks have never looked better lot of grounds have never looked better. Half a year no games lot of groundsman got there parks looking like Wembley. Lot of club committees put in hours painting cleaning doing odd jobs and all.


Do hillfield swifts have a fence and wat about Peebles ?

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22 hours ago, sniffer said:

 


Do hillfield swifts have a fence and wat about Peebles ?

 

The Whitestone Park pitch used to and maybe still does double as a cricket pitch so a fence might be a problem for Peebles.

Plus the site floods if the Tweed rises although they could put in a similar fence to Edinburgh University's which has gaps in the bottom.

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23 hours ago, Ginaro said:

Checked the planning docs, supposed to be 1.8m. Maybe there's not many tall folk in Thornton.

Haddington's ground looking great under the lights, again showing that smaller clubs can get licensed.

Presumably includes floodlights. It would also be daft if they didn't try to get any other work required to meet licensing criteria done at the same time.

AFIK you don't need planning permission for a fence up to 2.0 metres.

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