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How Jason Leitch envisions away supporters returning to Scottish football grounds next season

Jason Leitch believes Scottish football grounds will be able to welcome in away supporters next season but reckons it could be a slower process than the return of home fans.

The National Clinical Director expects a cautious approach over the first few weeks of the campaign but, if things go smoothly this winter, then clubs may again adopt an open-access policy with regards to ticketing.
Once the country reaches level 0, which is expected to come in late June, 2,000 spectators will be allowed into stadiums with bigger crowds initially possible on an application basis to the Scottish Government, such as this year’s European Championships which will see around 25 per cent of Hampden’s 50,000 capacity in attendance.

If cases and deaths continue to drop then this will open further. However, with clubs still getting used to safety measures in the first few weeks and months, Leitch imagines the return of away supporters will be a more gradual process.

He told Off the Ball: “I can imagine the start of the season being like that, where everyone is still getting used to how it works: to make sure one-way systems are working, the car parks are safe, all of that.

“If I were in charge of a club I’d be thinking that this is a big change, this is everyone coming back, we’ve got to do this correctly. Let’s think only home fans for the first six weeks. We’ve got their names and addresses. Then, maybe, you allow in away fans as part of a supporters group, so you’d know who they all were. So it’s still not open ticketing.

“With regards to the whole season, it depends on what happens in winter. The winter is a little bit of an unknown for us in terms of the virus. We’ll probably need more vaccinations and a surge of the virus globally, so winter is a bit tricky.
“But I can imagine a scenario where we start with home fans, move into away fans who we know, and then maybe later in the season we start getting that open access for everybody.
“The big unknown just now is physical distancing. If we still need to have physical distancing then basically the whole country has to have eradicated the virus to make it safe.”

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What's the point in a vaccination programme if we still require physical distancing.  Raves happenin down south in a controlled invirement this weekend. No social distancing masks or anything. 

Meanwhile Wembley will hope to hold 45k for Euro semi finals.    Get what you vote for, these headcases hate football and alcohol, no surprise both of these things are squeezed within an inch o

It's a disgrace mate. There will be a spike of covid this winter just like there is with the winter flu.  This is here to stay we need to live with it and get back to a normal life ASAP 

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There was a rave in Liverpool this week and every seat will be sold out and used for the World final in Snooker, but they're talking about a couple of thousand in stadiums and taking it slowly in Scotland?

Ridiculous. Everyone should be vaccinated by the winter. There are worries about the need for a booster or a resurgence of the flu but this is far too cautious.

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His car parking comment is ridiculous. There is no control of car parking at shopping centres and supermarkets. Other than entry and exit football grounds are effectively outdoor. Clubs and tha SPFL better be lobbying the SG to get grounds opened up for start of next season. 

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Just now, KingKirk said:

Control that's what it's all about this clown has everyone dancing to his tune and he loves it. 

It's going to backfire big time, if there are big crowds down south and we are pissing about with a few thousand whilst in level 0 there will be uproar

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10 minutes ago, KingKirk said:

It's gonna take every spfl club to come together and push hard for change on this. 2000 fans at level zero is a bad joke ffs

The logical step is to let a limited amount of fans in for the last games of the season and the cup, a test event before the euro's happen can get processes tied down so everything runs smoothly, sadly nothing they do now is logical. 

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A simple NHS Certification number  confirming vaccination via an App would suffice .

 

That is what the clown alluded  to last week when questioned on it.

He couldn't give a timeline to get such a simple thing up & running despite the fact we are told over 2.3 million people in Scotland have had one or more vaccinations to date.

Given we are 2 months from the Summer 5 months from the start of the football season it really sums these useless cretins up in that they couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery .

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I think this will change massively as we continue into the summer and get all adults vaccinated. There are 4 concerts scheduled for August at Wembley stadium plus TRANSMT confident of going ahead in September. The promoters would have consulted with the government before pushing ahead with these.

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He talk

1 minute ago, don logan said:

I think this will change massively as we continue into the summer and get all adults vaccinated. There are 4 concerts scheduled for August at Wembley stadium plus TRANSMT confident of going ahead in September. The promoters would have consulted with the government before pushing ahead with these.

Exactly he's full a shite 

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