The SFA’s Joint Response Group has sent a message to all Scottish Premiership and Championship clubs, asking them to carry out a full review on club operational procedures and protocols.

Earlier this week, Celtic manager Neil Lennon hit out at several things in a fiery press conference. Two clubs in his sights were Hamilton and St Johnstone, both accused of not implementing correct social distancing measures.

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Hamilton were one the clubs called out by Celtic manager Lennon. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Clubs across the country are being asked to meet an extensive list of requirements, including plans of the home, away and referee’s changing rooms for match days. Other things being asked for are the dimensions of other rooms used by players and coaches – including meeting spaces.

Stadiums with showers in operation need to include the dimensions of the shower room and the position of shower heads, drains, doors and windows. It’s an extensive review to make sure all the correct protocols are met.


Both Accies and St Johnstone have denied the Celtic manager’s claims, the latter calling Lennon’s’ calls ‘inaccurate’: “St. Johnstone Football Club is extremely disappointed with the completely inaccurate and unfounded comments about our facilities made yesterday by Neil Lennon, the Celtic FC manager, in a media conference.

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Celtic claims have been called into question by St Johnstone. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We provide one of the largest away team changing areas in the league. Every team, including Celtic, is also provided with a large area for team meetings. We follow all protocols and guidance to ensure the health and safety of all players, staff and officials.”

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