Coronavirus Update – Friendlies & Bounce Matches

Message to all RAM and RAS Secretaries – This message has been posted on the extranet, however it is recommended you update own websites, social media channels and What’s App groups etc.

Please note that the official line to clubs from the Scottish FA on training is that “the decision to suspend or continue training is at each club’s discretion at this time, however clubs must ensure to follow current medical guidance when making this decision”.

“Under no circumstances will friendly matches or ‘bounce games’ be permitted, even if these take place within a scheduled training session”.

Please do not agree to officiate at any friendly, closed door match or training match until further notice.

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In light of the current global situation, please now cancel all regional referee training, Association meetings and associated venues until the end of June. If you have smaller meetings such as Committee meetings then it is up to local associations to decide, based on current Government guidelines.

Centrally, this includes us cancelling the remaining Calendar of Events, which includes the final SCORE / Female training day on 26/4, Regional Training Days planned for 17th May at Ross County academy (North of Scotland referees) and the Oriam (South of Scotland referees)  – as well as Summer training Camp currently planned for Saturday 6th June at Oriam.

We plan to run a shortened summer camp / start of new season camp on a Sunday in either late July or early August where we will combine a fitness test with relevant material and LOTG downloads and will be in touch once further clarity around dates is obtained.

We will put a message on the Extranet to the effect that all events are now cancelled until the end of June.