CLUB STATEMENT | Suspension of matches
13th March 2020
Following today’s announcement by the Scottish Football Joint Response Group, all matches involving St. Johnstone FC have been suspended until further notice.
The health and wellbeing of the players, staff and supporters is of paramount importance and the Club will continue to follow the guidance from the Scottish Government and Scottish Football authorities with regards to COVID-19.
The Club’s Head of Football Operations, Kirsten Robertson, said: “Whilst we are disappointed that tomorrow’s match against Hibernian will not be going ahead the Club accepts the decision made by the Scottish Football authorities regarding the suspension of domestic competitions until further notice.
“As a Club, we have followed all guidelines around good hygiene in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 and the impact it would have on football and our day-to-day commercial activities.
“Today we have witnessed football authorities from other countries, including our neighbours in England, make similar decisions to suspend matches. The Club will keep supporters updated with regards to when domestic football will be able to resume as soon as we have that information.”
McDiarmid Park remains open for business for non-footballing activities.
The Club will announce details for those who pre-purchased tickets for tomorrow’s match at Easter Road in due course.
We encourage all fans and visitors to McDiarmid Park to take precautions and practice good hygiene to protect themselves from COVID-19.
You can reduce your risk of infection by:
- Avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose and mouth
- Maintaining good hand hygiene - washing hands with soap and hot water or alcohol gel before eating and drinking, after coughing, sneezing and going to the toilet
- Avoiding direct contact with people who have a respiratory illness and avoiding using their personal items such as mobile phones
- Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing (use your elbow rather than your hands), or using disposable tissues and disposing of them in the nearest waste bin after use.