Over the last few years, we have seen Celtic sides use the January break as a chance to get away from some warm weather training in preparation for the second half of the season.

Now, last seasons trip has been talked about enough, given the disastrous outcome in the end. However, trips to Dubai have been popular in years gone by to be used to refresh the playing squad ahead of the run-in after the January break.

Recent reports had suggested that Celtic were planning a similar sort of trip for this years break, but it was expected to be a lot closer to home, somewhere in Europe, for Ange Postecoglou and his squad to jet off too.

Those plans appear to have taken a hit, though, with the latest Covid measures introduced by the Scottish Government.

According to Sun Sport, SPFL clubs have been warned that with the recent rise of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, just one positive test within a bus or a plane will see every passenger face a 10-day isolation period.

The Joint Response Group have also reportedly told clubs travelling abroad to urge players to spend limited time, if any, outside the team’s bubble.

This will, of course, throw a possible spanner in the works for the Hoops, with the club potentially not wanting to take the risk of travelling abroad and facing the same fate as last season, which saw 14 players being forced to isolate across two SPFL fixtures.


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