Safety protocols in Scottish football are set to be relaxed and the news will please all.
Scottish football returning to normal with the scrapping of mandatory matchday red zones by the Joint Response Group.
Clubs will now be permitted to relax rules on away fans, hospitality areas, training grounds and travel based on their own risk assessments.
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There will be no more ‘red zones’ in Paradise or any other stadium, meaning season ticket holders who previously had to be move on a game-to-game basis will not need to do so anymore. The relaxation of this rule should also allow the long-awaited return of away fans.
Celtic could not allow away fans over the last couple of months due to the need for fans to be seated from both sides of the main stand, this led to an official complaint to the SFA.
Other rules relaxed include hospitality areas, training ground and travel however, this will be completed in accordance with the club’s risk assessment.
This could see the end of Celtic arriving at grounds using several buses.
Although there has been no date given yet, the assumption is that these changes will come into effect when the league season resumes, after the international break.