The Scottish Government have confirmed that football fans attending the Euro 2020 fanzone at Glasgow Green will be mailed covid test kits.

Visitors to the outdoor viewing space will receive rapid lateral flow test kits by post in an effort to encourage testing.

This news comes as we reported that Professor Jason Leitch said the idea was being considered ahead of the country's opening game on Monday.

The move is part of a series of measures to help reduce the risk of transmission before and after the event and 17,000 ticket holders due to attend the site will be contacted.

A mobile testing bus is also now stationed at Glasgow Green to provide on-site lateral flow testing.

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Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf, confirmed the arrangements today as he and Scotland's National Clinical Director, Jason Leitch were given a tour of the facility.

He said: "I am encouraged to see first-hand all the mitigations in place at the fan zone which have helped to ensure that it is a low risk event. 

"Supporters can gather here safely in a controlled environment - with necessary physical social distancing and hygiene measures in place - to enjoy the football. 

"I am also pleased that feedback from fans and staff so far on the arrangements in place - and the atmosphere - has been overwhelmingly positive."

He added: "Stewards will closely monitor the site and ask a sample of attendees about uptake of testing prior to arriving, while public health advisors will continue to look at the data to ensure the event is being managed as safely as possible."