Matchday guidance: How supporters can stay safe and help everyone else do the same at Belle View

Consett return to action tonight with a league game against West Auckland at Belle View Stadium – and several new measures will be in place to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Since our last home game a week ago, the maximum number of supporters allowed into the ground has been reduced to 150 by Durham FA.

This means that only Consett AFC season ticket holders, plus a handful of people who had already bought tickets for the game, will be able to gain admission (along with club officials, those with essential matchday roles, and press). If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not turn up hoping to gain admission.

Upon arrival at the ground, your temperature will be taken, and your details checked against the manual track and trace system which we have had in place for several weeks.

Supporters with mobile phones are also asked to download the NHS Track and Trace app before they arrive, and scan the QR code upon entry into the ground. It is displayed in several places, to prevent bottlenecks forming.

Face masks must be worn at all times (washable Consett AFC branded masks are available in the ground for £5), and everyone will be asked to sanitise their hands, practise social distancing from anyone not in their household or support bubble, and spread out around the ground.

Food and drinks will be available from the serving hatch and the mobile can van. You should only congregate with people from your household or social bubble. Toilets should be used on a one-in, one-out basis.

Tickets will be on sale to season ticket holders for Saturday’s FA Cup game at Marske, priced £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for children. The game is all-ticket and Consett have received an allocation. Please do not attempt to buy tickets direct from Marske.

Gary Welford