Celtic have confirmed they will make use of the government's furlough scheme for several non-playing members of staff.

Those using the system will not be able to do any work with the club until at the earliest June, when the position will be reviewed.

Using the furlough structure means the government will cover 80 percent of wages up to £2500 per month.

The Parkhead club have confirmed they will pay the rest of their staff’s wages to ensure salaries are not being cut.

A Celtic spokesperson said: “Like many organisations, due to the unprecedented challenges currently being faced, Celtic will be using the government job retention scheme available, in relation to a number of colleagues.

"At this time, Celtic will ensure that each colleague on this scheme will receive 100 per cent salary, with all other conditions and benefits remaining unchanged.

"Other colleagues will continue to work as normal to cover the club’s ongoing operational requirements.

"Celtic would like to sincerely thank each and every member of staff for all their continued efforts and their tremendous support during such a difficult time for everyone."

It is understood youth academy coaches are among those being placed on the furlough scheme.