impact on ground capacity

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by Vodka_Vic » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:59 pm

Was in a Daily Fail article lo. Knowing them they could have got their facts wrong.
If Darlington itself isn't involved in the local lockdown (thanks to Peter Gibson for clarifying that actually), what about our supporters who live in the lockdown areas? Will they be allowed to travel to Darlo to spectate? This is where it gets a bit messy and confusing.

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by lo36789 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:09 pm

It doesn't seem to be being consistently reported anywhere. South Shields have said they don't know what it means for their game on Saturday.

I've just been on .gov.uk

"Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:
...
avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators"

So attendance isn't banned but it is advised for individuals to adhere to guidance to avoid.

Well that is nice and clear for clubs on whether or not they are allowed to have spectators.

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by Vodka_Vic » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:19 pm

Yes, that's what they reported lo. The 'Amateur and semi-professional sporting event' is confusing.

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by bigdavethemaddog » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:06 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Yes, that's what they reported lo. The 'Amateur and semi-professional sporting event' is confusing.
thats probably step 3 and below which isnt classed as elite

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by quakerste » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:07 pm

Hopefully clubs will make their grounds covid secure which should ensure that fans can attend.

On a side note the government have just announced that the national theatre will open in October with a capacity of 500 reduced from 1500. It doesn't figure does it 1000 in huge football arenas :crazy: :crazy:

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by lo36789 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:32 pm

quakerste wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Hopefully clubs will make their grounds covid secure which should ensure that fans can attend.
Covid secure is an utter myth. Covid security comes from individual behaviours which no one but the individual themselves can control.

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by quakerste » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:44 pm

Completely agree with you but we have got to fall in line at this moment in time to hopefully see some football. No way do I want to be sat at home watching us on a tv screen.

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by lo36789 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:03 pm

Well quite but isn't our manager locked down now...

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by spen666 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:10 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Well quite but isn't our manager locked down now...
People can still travel for work, so AA is ok

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by quaker4life » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:32 pm
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Covid secure is an utter myth. Covid security comes from individual behaviours which no one but the individual themselves can control.
Agreed, in part the only time we'll ever be truly "covid secure" is when the virus is out of circulation, for as long as it is here all we can do is do our best to halt its spread.
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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by Vodka_Vic » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:40 am

First match is away at Fylde - with Lancashire set to go into partial lockdown.

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Re: impact on ground capacity

Post by spen666 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:08 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:40 am
First match is away at Fylde - with Lancashire set to go into partial lockdown.

I'm still wondering if the league season will actually start at beginning of October. There is still no clear picture re crowds being allowed back. Nor have any clubs held test events at grounds where there will be standing allowed

Edit, Since I posted the above, Oliver Bayliss has tweeted
BREAKING:

The National League has received approval for 4 pilot games with a capacity of 1,000 spectators.

The games will take place next week
https://twitter.com/Ollie_Bayliss/statu ... 5208619010

Friendlies at Dagenham, Yeovil, Dartford and Notts County being the four games

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