National clinical director Jason Leitch has called for caution from the public after Euro 2020 fan proposals were approved on Wednesday.
The Scottish Government have approved plans by the SFA to allow 12,000 fans into Hampden Park this summer for Euro 2020 matches, some of Scotland’s three group games to be played at the national stadium.
Scotland is set to return to the levels system this month after an exit from lockdown, level 3 coming into effect on April 26. It could quickly move to lessened restrictions following three-weekly reviews.
Moving out of level 3 could allow fans through the turnstiles again and test events may take place before the summer competition, the Scottish Cup final one potential option. But ahead of Euro 2020 matches in Mount Florida, Leitch has provided insight.
He explained (Clyde 1): “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s thanks to everybody’s behaviour remember and the vaccine rollout. The reason we can say now that the plan for June is to have 23.5 per cent capacity, is because of the incidence in the country just now.
“We may be able to go further, or we might go backwards and then we’d of course have to reverse. But, Scotland has now put down a plan which says we’ll have 12,000 people at Hampden and I’m absolutely delighted.
“The distancing will be possible, the queuing systems and what they will look like, and then we’ve also had to look at transportation. There were lots of conversations with Police Scotland, Transport Scotland and then the SFA and with UEFA to make the event viable and make it feel like the Euros.”
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