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The Coronavirus and its impact on sport/Fans Return (Merged)


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13 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

This is true. The company I work for are NHS suppliers and support and we are classed as key workers, we even have paper work and passes stating this.

I would prefer if anyone in the NHS rather than their enormous external supply chain had first refusal.

Why if you are a key worker who had to go work every day as normal all over the covid time it shouldn't matter what that job was you where still risking your life, 

I work in a supermarket distribution center that makes me a key worker, where I work covid killed one and hospitalised many some who are still not well enough to work, no one clapping us for keeping everyone from going hungry, 

If city did key worker then all key worker should be treated the same 

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9 minutes ago, winsaw said:

Why if you are a key worker who had to go work every day as normal all over the covid time it shouldn't matter what that job was you where still risking your life, 

I work in a supermarket distribution center that makes me a key worker, where I work covid killed one and hospitalised many some who are still not well enough to work, no one clapping us for keeping everyone from going hungry, 

If city did key worker then all key worker should be treated the same 

I'm not NHS winsaw so wasn't trying to get to the front of the queue, the opposite in fact.

That said, I do take your point. The likes of yourselves are often forgotten. 

Thank you BTW.

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14 minutes ago, winsaw said:

Why if you are a key worker who had to go work every day as normal all over the covid time it shouldn't matter what that job was you where still risking your life, 

I work in a supermarket distribution center that makes me a key worker, where I work covid killed one and hospitalised many some who are still not well enough to work, no one clapping us for keeping everyone from going hungry, 

If city did key worker then all key worker should be treated the same 

Hang on a second, loads of people have worked throughout this key worker or not. 

I personally think the key worker bit can be taken out of context.

Are you more important than myself even though I’ve worked through all of this too?

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8 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12072568/efl-clubs-allowed-up-to-1-000-fans-for-pilot-event-matches-this-weekend

EFL clubs allowed up to 1,000 fans for pilot event matches this weekend

Last Updated: 15/09/20 2:30pm

 

The request from EFL clubs for pilot events was granted by the UK government on TuesdayThe request from EFL clubs for pilot events was granted by the UK government on Tuesday

EFL clubs have been given the go-ahead to run pilot events this weekend with up to 1,000 spectators allowed to attend matches.

An EFL spokesman said: "The EFL remains in discussions with the government about the pilot programme which may include a limited number of further pilot matches during September with capacity limited to 1,000.

"The league is clear in its view that social distancing can be applied safely in football stadia and that having crowds at matches is an absolutely essential part of helping to protect club finances, which remain under extreme pressure. Therefore, the successful delivery of further pilots w be an important step towards getting larger number of fans into grounds safely.

No thank you. I would love to watch live football again soon, I really would, however now is not the time, in my opinion. Covid cases in the UK are on the rise. France started to let fans in to watch games since July 11th, and look how that situation has unfolded. (Not saying the increase in cases there is purely down to allowing fans in to sporting events though) We are basically allowing fans to attend games at the same time France did in terms of the number of active Covid cases, and this could well result in a sudden surge in cases and a compete backfire.

Just my own opinion though, of course.

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3 hours ago, Dollymarie said:

Yes! Mainly cos I’m having a baby before the end of November and I’d like to watch some football in person before I can’t go for a bit! :sign09:

congratulations.

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Not sure what happened re allocation of tickets for the Brighton Chelsea experiment but my guess would be that for any test event the 1000 tickets will be allocated to those living within a 2/3 mile radius of Ashton Gate thus reducing the use of public transport. Living 70 miles away I expect to be at the back of the queue.

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17 hours ago, Portland Bill said:

BREAKING:

The EFL will stage pilots with up to 1,000 fans at matches this weekend, following approval from the government.

EFL clubs were asked to put in requests by Today in order for their plans to be signed off in time.

As much as I want to get back to watching football, it's pure madness IMO that this is announced the same week as we're told too many people are socialising and strict rules about meeting families are brought in.

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11 hours ago, Prinny said:

As a key worker (I speak for myself not others.. but just for context) I think I'd rather have the elderly, disabled and people made unemployed by COVID prioritised. A lot of them have had all their social activities removed by the lock down and loneliness and depression etc can be a massive killer. Getting those people into the outdoors, around other people (safely distanced) and into an activity they can enjoy themselves in (well its city) would be my preference.  Maybe I've been endangered more by having to work during this period, but losing my job and having no social contact would be worse for me. So I'd like those vulnerable folks prioritised first over myself.

Nice idea, but expect Bristol Sport to refund STH and sell tickets at double the POTD prices as part of a one off match day experience package.

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It does seem a bit barmy infection rates increasing, stopping people from mixing in households but we are going to let a 1000 people into a football match.

Non league I understand normally open spaces and can spread out. Champ PL grounds are partially enclosed and with lots of concourses surely the chances of spreading the virus increase.

Its ok clubs saying we need fans to survive but there is a reason why it’s not been done before and has been cut from 2500 to 1000 and that’s fans safety. 

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23 minutes ago, wayne allisons tongues said:

It does seem a bit barmy infection rates increasing, stopping people from mixing in households but we are going to let a 1000 people into a football match.

Non league I understand normally open spaces and can spread out. Champ PL grounds are partially enclosed and with lots of concourses surely the chances of spreading the virus increase.

Its ok clubs saying we need fans to survive but there is a reason why it’s not been done before and has been cut from 2500 to 1000 and that’s fans safety. 

I don't want to sound rude, but if you looked into what precautions etc were in place you would know the answer to the points you raised above

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1 hour ago, Red Alert said:

Nice idea, but expect Bristol Sport to refund STH and sell tickets at double the POTD prices as part of a one off match day experience package.

More or less what happened with Rugby. You either gave your refund 'to the academy'  and got  a guaranteed 'free' ticket to the first game to be open for fans or got a ticket credit with 1st dibs to buy a ticket. 

One suspects the tickets will be about £40/£50 each.

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15 hours ago, Silvio Dante said:

I’d agree on the pre existing conditions piece. May even suggest that’s something clubs will be asked to enforce (maybe fans when applying do a self declaration)

I think all the club can do is ask for expressions of interest (including on a family basis to avoid an 8 year old getting a ticket with no adult!) and then randomly select. Polls showing about 50/50 at present

My thinking exactly...though me getting a ticket and my own 8 year old not getting one would also be a very hazardous situation! (for my wife, anyway! 😆)

I still think I'd want to see how the first few go before taking him down there though in all honesty...

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2 minutes ago, Steve Watts said:

My thinking exactly...though me getting a ticket and my own 8 year old not getting one would also be a very hazardous situation! (for my wife, anyway! 😆)

I still think I'd want to see how the first few go before taking him down there though in all honesty...

I believe my 8 year old is slightly more psychotic than yours....so if your wife is in trouble god help mine!

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1 hour ago, phantom said:

I don't want to sound rude, but if you looked into what precautions etc were in place you would know the answer to the points you raised above

It’s ok 

Just seems wrong that when cases are rising and highest since May it’s decided it’s ok to admit fans.  If it was safe why not 2500 not just 1000. I know clubs have to start somewhere just seems pressure is mounting to get fans in from clubs for there own survival and to save a bit of money. 
 

I volunteer at a non league club in Manchester so know how much work is involved to get games on. We are limited to 300 and have to temp check each person, contract details and make sure each person or group is distanced even though they are outside. Cannot open indoor bar for enclosed space so outside cabin only available for food and drink.

I also believe it’s FA Vase this weekend and as it’s grassroots football i have been told everyone on the bench now has to wear a mask. Seems the rules are getting stricter.  

 

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6 minutes ago, wayne allisons tongues said:

It’s ok 

Just seems wrong that when cases are rising and highest since May it’s decided it’s ok to admit fans.  If it was safe why not 2500 not just 1000. I know clubs have to start somewhere just seems pressure is mounting to get fans in from clubs for there own survival and to save a bit of money. 
 

I volunteer at a non league club in Manchester so know how much work is involved to get games on. We are limited to 300 and have to temp check each person, contract details and make sure each person or group is distanced even though they are outside. Cannot open indoor bar for enclosed space so outside cabin only available for food and drink.

I also believe it’s FA Vase this weekend and as it’s grassroots football i have been told everyone on the bench now has to wear a mask. Seems the rules are getting stricter.  

 

Are you that desperate for players that anyone turning up with a pair of boots has a chance?

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4 minutes ago, Gazred said:

Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to attend 10 different English Football League games this weekend as part of the government's crowd pilots.

The news comes as discussions between the EFL and the government about a return for more supporters from 1 October continue.

No fans have attended an EFL fixture since March because of the coronavirus.

Three Championship games, four League One matches and three in League Two have been chosen for this weekend.

The following games, all taking place on Saturday, have been chosen (all kick-off times 15:00 BST unless stated):

Championship

  • Luton Town v Derby County
  • Middlesbrough v AFC Bournemouth
  • Norwich City v Preston North End

League One

  • Blackpool v Swindon Town
  • Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
  • Hull City v Crewe Alexandra
  • Shrewsbury Town v Northampton Town

League Two

  • Carlisle United v Southend United (13:00 BST)
  • Forest Green Rovers v Bradford City
  • Morecambe v Cambridge United
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35 minutes ago, phantom said:

Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to attend 10 different English Football League games this weekend as part of the government's crowd pilots.

The news comes as discussions between the EFL and the government about a return for more supporters from 1 October continue.

No fans have attended an EFL fixture since March because of the coronavirus.

Three Championship games, four League One matches and three in League Two have been chosen for this weekend.

The following games, all taking place on Saturday, have been chosen (all kick-off times 15:00 BST unless stated):

Championship

  • Luton Town v Derby County
  • Middlesbrough v AFC Bournemouth
  • Norwich City v Preston North End

League One

  • Blackpool v Swindon Town
  • Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
  • Hull City v Crewe Alexandra
  • Shrewsbury Town v Northampton Town

League Two

  • Carlisle United v Southend United (13:00 BST)
  • Forest Green Rovers v Bradford City
  • Morecambe v Cambridge United

Is it home fans only? 

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2 hours ago, Silvio Dante said:

I believe my 8 year old is slightly more psychotic than yours....so if your wife is in trouble god help mine!

Funnily enough when they met up at the Yate Town match my brother (been to watch us a few times) said "That's the Keeper, isn't it? The psycho!" 😂

14 minutes ago, exAtyeoMax said:

Is it home fans only? 

Could you imagine the meltdown if only 1000 fans are allowed in and away fans form part of figure? Definitely home fans only.

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7 minutes ago, BetterRedthenBlue said:

It doesn't make sense to me to allow fans back in. Cases are going up all over the country. 

Fans have to wear a mask all game, are encouraged not to clap or sing either so it doesn't create much of an atmosphere. 

Also at half time and the end of the game fans will want to go to the toilet/leave how do they do that safely? 

You need to understand how the virus needs to be counter acted.

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29 minutes ago, BetterRedthenBlue said:

It doesn't make sense to me to allow fans back in. Cases are going up all over the country. 

Fans have to wear a mask all game, are encouraged not to clap or sing either so it doesn't create much of an atmosphere. 

Also at half time and the end of the game fans will want to go to the toilet/leave how do they do that safely? 

Quite easily with only 1000 in the ground, spread out. These matches will be used to assess where potential pinch points are when increasing the numbers and formulating plans to deal with this.

How many times as away fans have we been kept back after the final whistle. It'll be a similar process but on a block by block basis I expect.

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