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Friday 7th August 2020

Aberdeen St. Johnstone Scottish Premiership

CORONAVIRUS – JOINT RESPONSE GROUP - 7 August 2020

Aberdeen FC Update

Following a meeting this morning between the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe FitzPatrick, the Scottish FA Chief Executive, Ian Maxwell, and the Chief Executive of the SPFL, Neil Doncaster, to further examine the circumstances around the self-isolation of eight Aberdeen FC players, a request was received from Scottish Government - and agreement reached - to postpone Saturday’s Scottish Premiership match against St Johnstone.

There is an evolving public health outbreak in Aberdeen and the minister conveyed the need for additional work to provide further assurance around Aberdeen FC’s adherence to the agreed protocols.

Given the overriding responsibility to public health, the subsequent advice and discussion with the minister this morning means that the Joint Response Group must adhere to the request to postpone the match.

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