Teams in Scotland will only have 500 fans in the stadium over the festive period with the directive set to start from December 26, 2021.
The move which is aimed at combating the coronavirus cases across the country was announced on Tuesday with games set for Wednesday set to hold full capacity crowds.
Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “From December 26 inclusive for a period of three weeks, we intend to place limits on the size of public events that can take place. This does not apply to private life events such as weddings.
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Scottish football games limited to 500 people as Nicola Sturgeon announces crowd restrictions.
It means Celtic v Rangers, Hibs v Hearts & Dundee v Dundee United will effectively be played behind closed doors.
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“For indoor standing events the limit will be 100; for indoor seated events it will be 200; and for outdoor events, it will be 500 seated or standing.
“Physical distancing of one meter will be required at events that go ahead within these limits. This will of course make sports matches, including football, effectively spectator-free over this three-week period.”
The move will affect the Old Firm Derby between Celtic and Rangers set for January 2 as well as a Dundee derby on the same day and an Edinburgh derby the following day.