Hibs game against St Mirren in Paisley will go ahead despite all three of the Buddies’ goalkeepers being unavailable due to coronavirus.
Scottish football’s joint response group consulted government health officials and reported that “there is not enough evidence” to support a postponement.
Jak Alnwick and Dean Lyness have tested positive whilst third choice Peter Urminksy can’t play because he is “at potential risk of transmission” and is excluded as a precaution.
St Mirren are now trying to sign Hearts’ Bobby Zlamal on loan as a replacement.
All St Mirren players, will be re-tested on Sunday.
Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief Executive: “I understand this is an extremely challenging situation for St Mirren but it demonstrates that the current testing regime is working, by detecting positive COVID-19 tests expeditiously, enabling the appropriate health boards to implement test and protect protocols that isolates those individuals who test positive, but allow football to continue safely and with confidence.
“We have been in dialogue with the club throughout the day and are grateful to the Scottish Government’s Clinical Adviser on COVID & Sports for joining today’s JRG meeting to provide reassurance, clarity and recommendations for consideration based on expert clinical advice.”