The Joint Response Group have fired a warning to clubs in Scotland, after it became apparent some teams were still convening training sessions against the guidance of the SFA.
Supposedly some clubs have been conducting sessions, which also goes against government advice to delay the spread of Covid-19.
SPFL chief executive Ian Maxwell said in an official statement: “I would urge our members, and especially our Affiliated National Associations responsible for grassroots football, to ensure clubs observe social distancing guidance outlined by government.
“While many of the instances have been anecdotal, I have seen it for myself this weekend. Please stop it. I urge everyone involved in the game to do what we can to safeguard public health as best we can.
“The message from the First Minister, which was reiterated today, could not be clearer when she said ‘the advice that is being given to people is not to be seen as optional’. That applies to football as it does across society.”
NEWS | Joint Response Group Update – Monday, 23 March.https://t.co/jiK0pFrdDU
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) March 23, 2020
It comes after many members of the UK public flocked to hotspots around the country at the weekend for Mother’s Day.
It would appear that people are not taking the social distancing measures perhaps as seriously as they could.
It is somewhat disappointing that some professional football clubs supposedly aren’t practising what is being preached.