167 days ago we locked the doors after the Friday night match against Hadleigh. Little did we know it would be more than 5 months until we could welcome spectators back. The term 'Behind Closed Doors' was used; frustratingly, but we had to follow the guidelines from both The FA and The Government.
Finally this week we received the news we had been waiting for- Fans can return!
Initially we will be able to accommodate 150 supporters but this will rise to 300 at the beginning of September. To guarantee entry to league games why not buy a season ticket now?
Of course we need to continue to follow the processes laid out in our Risk Assessment and things will be a little different from last season.
A few points that everyone needs to be mindful of:
Tickets are available to pre-purchase and will speed up entry times
You will be required to give your details for test and trace if you do not have a ticket
Follow the one way system inside the club house
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid queues that build 10 minutes before kick off
Turnstiles are still cash only. Please try and have the correct money
The number of seats in the stand will be limited
Social Distancing is paramount and supporters must spread around the entire pitch perimeter and keep a distance when queuing
Personal hygiene is vital. Bring your own sanitiser or use those provided regularly
Shouting and Singing is discouraged
If the ball leaves the playing area DO NOT use your hands to return it
The stewards are there to help keep you safe, please respect them
Remember; it's new to all of us. Players, Staff and Fellow Supporters. Let's try and be patient with each other and be thankful we've got our game back.