As part of the phased return to football following the coronavirus pandemic, Consett AFC has been required to prepare a detailed risk assessment for anyone using Belle View Stadium.
A great deal of work has taken place after the easing of lockdown restrictions to make everyone visiting the facility as safe as possible.
Initial friendly games were played behind closed doors, with only club/ league officials, media/press, and referee observers/mentors allowed to be present.
From 22-30 August 2020 we are allowed to admit up to 150 paying spectators (15% of the minimum ground grading capacity at our level), providing certain conditions are met.
From 31 August 2020 we are allowed to admit up to 300 paying spectators (30% of the minimum ground grading capacity at our level), providing those conditions are met.
These include the name, telephone number and a contact email being taken for everyone attending the game, for track and trace purposes.
Upon arrival at the ground supporters will be asked to have a temperature check, and their name will be checked against the list of pre-paid places held at the gate.
Once inside, supporters should remain socially distanced, gather in groups of no more than six, and spread out, in line with wider government guidance.
Hand sanitising is available at several sanitisation stations, and touch-points will be regularly cleansed throughout the day.
Food and drink will be available and the clubhouse will be open, with extra social distancing precautions in place. Toilets will be open, and should be used on a one-in, one-out basis. Regular hand-washing is encouraged.
The club’s full risk assessment, prepared on 19 July and updated on 19 August by our Covid-19 officer, chairman Frank Bell, is available to view HERE.
PLEASE DO YOUR BIT TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 BY SOCIALLY DISTANCING AND FOLLOWING THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.