Caley Thistle have placed the majority of the club’s staff into furlough during the coronavirus shutdown.
Inverness will become the latest club to use the government’s job retention scheme, which allows businesses to claim a grant for 80% of an employee’s wage up to a monthly cap of £2,500.
The Highlanders have confirmed every player will be furloughed, leaving only a “very small operational team” who will continue working, with the club stating its intention to make up the remaining 20% of salaries of every employee.
Caley Jags have also confirmed they have received donations of as much as £10,000 to assist the club’s cashflow during the shutdown.
A statement said: “On Friday 13th March the Scottish football season was suspended and our successful season and business ground to a halt.
“The following day the club held a board meeting in Aviemore in which Manager John Robertson also attended. In the last few minutes of that somewhat surreal meeting we discussed the best way forward and it was unanimously agreed that as we were clearly in un-chartered waters, and we should neither panic nor take any knee jerk actions in the coming days.
“Not an easy position to hold in these extremely uncertain times but as things seemed to be changing daily the safety of our players, staff, and supporters, and the survival of the club was our focus and we felt that it was critical to stay calm and to take daily stock of the ever evolving situation.
“We have agreed that almost all members of staff and every single player will enter into the UK Govt Job Retention Scheme. We sincerely thank everyone for their full co-operation in taking this action.
“This furlough scheme allows for the Govt to ultimately pay 80% of the basic wage of everyone, and it is our intention to pay the additional 20% to every employee. A very small operational team will continue to co-ordinate club affairs during the lockdown period.
“We have also been in weekly discussions with the SFA and SPFL and many of our fellow clubs and we will look to avail ourselves of all and any HMRC/Govt grants and deferrals as they become available to us because, in effect, we have entered into rescue mode with regards to our club.”