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Saturday 24th April v. Coleraine (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm


Spectator Information for Ballymena Showgrounds
Uploaded Thursday, 22nd Oct, 2020 at 18:06

AS WE endeavour to navigate through this Pandemic we need everyone to work together to ensure that you can enjoy the event in as safe and secure a manner as is possible.
We have compiled the following guidance for spectators. Much of the new way forward will be quite different to what we have all been used to however with everyone's help and cooperation we can make this work.
Spectator Self Check List
Please ensure you are well and have no symptoms such as;

  • a cough
  • high temperature
  • loss of smell or taste
  • in addition, nobody in your household does

    Also please stay within your social or support bubble.

    If you feel unwell or are concerned that you may have Covid-19 or been in close contact with Covid-19 PLEASE DO NOT ENTER the stadium.
  • Approach to Turnstiles
    Please consider arriving at the stadium earlier than usual to ensure we can let everyone in before kick-off.

    We will not be using turnstiles instead; the gates beside the respective turnstiles will be used for both entry and exit.

    Please stay within your social or support bubble and remain aware of the movements of others at all times.

    Please ensure you approach the stadium and use the correct entry point for your ticket.

    Main Stand Blocks A & B Gate P entry point (at Fisherwick end of the stand).

    Main Stand Blocks E & F Gate H entry point (beside reception).

    Warden Street Stand Blocks A,B & C Warden Street Entrance gate B entry point.

    Warden Street Stand Blocks D,E & F Slemish Drive entry point Gate A (turn sharp right once inside the stadium.

    If there is a build-up of people in front of you please queue with at least 2m distance between you and the others in the queue.
    Inside the Stadium
    Once inside the stadium we strongly recommend the wearing of a face covering. A steward will direct you to the general area for your ticket. Additional stewards will be available at each block in the stand to assist you with finding your correct seat. Please follow advice from the stewards and only sit in the correct seat for your ticket that will also have a white tick on a green background.

    Please do not leave your seat unnecessarily during the event. If you do need to leave your viewing position, wait for a time when the gangway is clear. In seated areas if seeking to pass another spectator on the same row in order to access or leave a seat use the 'brush past' method. A spectator should turn their back as they pass, to avoid close face to face contact.

    Please be advised that toilets where possible will have a one way system in operation and a maximum occupancy advised at entry please respect this arrangement as it is for everyone's wellbeing.

    The club shop will not be located in its usual position. In order to facilitate current social distancing and related queuing the club shop will be relocated to the Reception area. Socially distanced queuing and a limit of two customers in the shop at any time is necessary. Exit from shop will be via the door towards stairwell then onto and out emergency doors. Route shall be clearly marked. Please assist those working in the shop by queuing responsibly and adhering to any advisory signage. Likewise, the hot food vendor will operate a similar social distancing queuing system, your help, and patience here is required and appreciated.

    Please respect social distancing wherever you are on approach to the stadium, inside the stadium and when leaving the stadium.
    During the Event
    During the match, information announcements will be made at various times. Towards the end of the game, you will be reminded to remain in your seat at the end and wait for a steward to advise spectators to leave on a row-by-row basis. This is so that we can adhere to social distancing protocol and keep everyone as safe as possible while at the event.
    End of Event
    When the match finishes in order to comply with social distancing regulations please remain in your seat. A steward will come and empty each stand on a row-by-row, block by block basis.
    As the phrase goes 'We are in this Together' therefore we all need to work together to get through this.
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