Cheltenham Town Football Club is looking forward to welcoming supporters back to Whaddon Road tomorrow.
Please see below some additional information regarding the procedures that be in operation at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
Access to the Stadium
The capacity for this match is limited to 1,000 and access will be limited to only those season ticket holders who have collected their season ticket before the day of the game. All spectators will be required to read and adhere to the supporters' code of conduct and face coverings must be worn at all times.
Supporters will be asked to arrive 45 minutes before kick-off and observe social distancing in any queues. Temperature checks will be in operation and anyone displaying a high temperature or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed into the stadium. Once inside, supporters must then head straight to their seats following the instructions of stewards with regard to walkways, staircases etc.
Fans seated in block A of the main stand are asked to enter via the stand turnstiles, while supporters in block B and C are required to enter via the middle staircase.
All spectators must sit in the seat allotted to them. Those seats which are not in use will be marked with a red cross.
Standing areas will be divided into sections and spectators will need to remain within their allotted section and maintain social distancing.
Supporters in the open terrace areas including the front section of the Paddock are advised to dress accordingly
One-way systems will be implemented and stewards will ensure there is no milling or loitering in gangways or concourses in order to maintain social distancing. Where possible, two-way flow should be avoided on staircases. Spectators will be instructed that “up” flow has the right of way. When going down the gangway (if someone comes the other way), spectators will be asked to step into the empty seat space on the left and let the other pass. By prioritising the up flow, those stepping to the side won’t be face to face with anyone sitting in the seats.
A one way system will operate where possible and numbers entering will be limited. Stewards will manage queues but to try and speed things up, additional towel dispensers and hand sanitizer will be available.
Unfortunately there will be no catering available inside the ground. Supporters will be able to bring their own food and drink (no alcohol). If possible please bring clear carrier bags.
A temporary club shop will be set up in the main bar. Entrance will be through the Mira Lounge door and exit through the main bar door. Supporters will be able to collect items ordered by 'click and collect' and will also be able to purchase club shop merchandise. Sales will be card only (no cash) and supporters will be able to view items but not touch them. Face coverings must be worn at all times and the shop will only be open before the start of the match.
There is no parking available at the stadium but you can pay to park at Parklands Community Centre.
After the final whistle
At the end of the match, stewards will manage the exit of supporters one section at a time. Spectators in seating areas will be requested to remain in their seats until directed by a steward.
There is also more information about accessing matchdays at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on our return to football guide.
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