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The Scottish FA Board have approved partial lifting of training restrictions.
For the Scottish Amateur FA this will mean our member clubs can organise "Physical Distance Training Sessions" if all the procedures and protocols are followed.
These protocols are extensive and they can be found by clicking on this link here.
Although all aspects of the permitted return must be followed, we would draw your attention to two points in particular for Scottish Amateur FA members.
1. Please note the role of the Covid Co-ordinator and in particular the need to keep a register of all those in attendance at any session. This is vital for the NHS Scotland Test & Protect Team and be under no illusion that if the Scottish Government are made of attendance registers not being taken from information received from the NHS Scotland Test & Protect Team, you would endanger the progress being made in our efforts to bring competitive matches back.
2. During this training period Scottish Amateur FA member clubs do not have Personal Accident Insurance as this has now expired for all clubs and a temporary waiver has been granted for the SAFA mandatory Personal Accident Insurance until competitive matches return. If member clubs wish insurance to cover this training period, they should make individual arrangements for a temporary policy until competitive football is permitted.
We cannot stress enough that the progress that we have made to date, is the result of a lot of hard work and sacrifice by the majority of members within the Association and the wider grassroots football community and I would ask that you continue to follow the guidelines for this return to Physical Distance Training, as well as the Scottish Government's lockdown restrictions, including the medical and personal hygiene advice. It should not need emphasised that anyone not following the protocols and procedures simply delays the return of football for everyone.