All domestic matches to be played behind closed doors until further notice

The Gibraltar FA have this morning confirmed that all domestic football matches are to be played behind closed doors with immediate effect, which will see live matchday coverage of games on Football Gibraltar halted until further notice.

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Following on from the advice issued yesterday by HM Government of Gibraltar regarding Covid-19, and after discussions with the Director of Public Health, the GFA have made the decision that only players, coaches and GFA officials will be allowed to access the Victoria Stadium, with signage to be displayed around the stadium with the necessary advice.

The GFA’s statement continues: “Traditional pre match and post-match handshakes have also been suspended with immediate effect.

All clubs have been advised, by the Gibraltar FA, to implement a 1 parent per child policy at youth team training sessions.

The Gibraltar FA is constantly monitoring the situation and is liaising with all the relevant authorities and stakeholders. Advice and information affecting any future events will be issued in due course.

We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and co-operation and urge everyone to take heed of the advice issued by HM Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Health Authority. If anyone has any concerns please call the 111 Covid-19 helpline for further advice.

Football Gibraltar will still maintain its non-stadium coverage of local football, but there will be no matchday coverage on our FGScoreCentre Twitter handle, starting with tonight’s Gibtelecom Rock Cup matches, until further notice.

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