Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has called for clarity from the Scottish FA and SPFL Joint Response Group after national clinical director Jason Leith appeared on the radio yesterday and appeared to contradict the information given to clubs over the new Covid guidelines.
Clubs were informed a single positive test on a team bus travelling to or from games would see every passenger forced to isolate for ten days but, speaking on BBC Scotland’s Off The Ball, Leitch contradicted that, leaving Glass unsure on what the rules actually are.
Glass admitted that the Dons changed their plans ahead of yesterday’s win over St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, taking three team buses from the Granite City and some of his players and staff driving to Perth.
“We were told he was on the radio saying all players don’t have to isolate – after we were told the opposite on Friday,” Glass said.
“I know what we have been told by the authorities but we are unsure now as other stuff has come out.
“We changed our plans for this game. More staff drove, some players brought their cars and we took an extra bus too.
“We came in three team buses just to be sure, as we were told if one person tests positive then everyone has to self-isolate.
“The club has been extra diligent throughout and will continue to be, but there has to be real clarity with the rules.
“We have a little bit of time before our next away game and I am sure we will get clarity.”
The Aberdeen manager is desperate to avoid any break to the season again as a result of Covid and confessed that he fears the current rules (whatever they are) could lead to games being postponed.
Glass thinks a positive test is going to make it “difficult” for clubs to keep games going ahead but was clear on his stance that there can’t be any “grey areas” over what players and staff can and cannot do, adding: “These boys are testing pretty regularly and it would be great to keep the games on.
“Because otherwise, I fear if that happens it’s going to be difficult.
“It’s important there’s rules and regulations in place and no grey areas, and I think that’s a pretty simple thing to do.”
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