Celtic and Aberdeen have been slapped with fines over their breaching of coronavirus protocols.

Both clubs were handed a £30,000 fine with £8,000 to go to the SPFL Trust and the rest suspended.

The Hoops were fined for defender Boli Bolingol's inexplicable day trip to Spain which breached strict guidelines. The left-back - who has since been fined the maximum by his club and shipped out on loan - played against Kilmarnock a few days later despite telling nobody of his excursions.

Aberdeen, meanwhile, had eight players break rules and two tested positive for Covid-19. Three of their matches were postponed as a result.

A spokesman for the SPFL said: "Aberdeen FC and Celtic FC demonstrated that they had gone to enormous lengths to ensure that their players adhered to all relevant requirements and protocols relating to Covid-19.

“However, the requirement of individual players to adhere to their clubs’ carefully-designed protocols is a matter of personal and professional responsibility on the part of those players.

“That the players involved ignored the strict and comprehensive requirements set down by Scottish Football, by their clubs and by the Scottish Government, is obviously a serious issue, but given the lengths to which the clubs had gone in each case to seek to ensure compliance by its players, the SPFL Board sub-committee suspended the majority of the fines imposed.

“The fact that adherence to social distancing and other regulations has been assiduous in the intervening period is obviously something we welcome, and we congratulate players, staff and officials for taking a leading role on these important issues.”

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack expressed his regret at the incident but accepted the fine was justified and took a common sense approach.

He said: “It’s a fair outcome that demonstrates a common sense approach. The SPFL have recognised the enormous efforts we have made to develop and adhere to robust procedures and protocols. They have taken into account the measures we have since put in place to reinforce these with all our staff and players. The whole regrettable incident is now well and truly behind us.”