The return of fans for the SPFL play-off finals could be rubber-stamped over the next 48 hours before an announcement next week.

National clinical director Jason Leitch expects First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to announce a decision on further loosening of Scotland's Covid-19 restrictions in the coming days.

Proposed relaxation would allow 500 people to attend a seated outdoor event without prior permission and the Championship (May 18 and 21), League 1 (May 17 and 20) and League 2 (May 18 and 23) finals have been moved with this date in mind.

The Premiership final (May 20 and 24) should also be able to welcome supporters should, as expected, the changes be given the green light by the Scottish Government.

Matches could have their attendance increased if a successful application is made to local authorities.

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Leitch insists this will depend on the infection rate in a certain area.

"There will be a crucial conversation, probably Sunday or Monday with the incoming Government," he told BBC Off the Ball.

"There will be a conversation with the advisor and the First Minister in the next couple of days to help her with advice about her decision and the cabinet's decision about May 17.

"We would hope to announce the May 17 changes early this week and, all being well, that would include the ability to have seated outdoor events up to 500 people with no permission.

"You can then ask for more than 500 by seeking permission depending on the state of the pandemic in your local authority. You're unlikely to get that in Moray, for example, but you might get in Dumfries where there's very few cases.

"Three weeks later, June 7, that no permission limit moves to 1000 and you can seek permission from the local authority to have a bigger event."