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Safety Information for Match Against Ramsgate


Please read and take note of all the information here in order to keep yourself and others as safe as possible.



Ahead of tomorrow's match, here are some tips about the new rules in place at King George's Field.  We want everyone to feel and be safe at Kingstonian Football Club.

Travelling to and from King George's Field
As part of our risk assessment control measures, the Club needs to remind all supporters, players and Club officials of the need to comply with the latest Government legislation for travelling to and from matches.

All Club supporters, players and officials are encouraged to follow best practice for travel, including minimising use of public transport and limiting car sharing.  Walk or cycle if you can.  People from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle.  Please remember the importance of vehicle hygiene, ventilation, face masks and social distancing should vehicle sharing be a necessity.

For further information, see the government’s safer travel guidance for passengers at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

Ground Entry
You will see a new system in place tomorrow, with supporters entering via the main gates rather than the turnstile, to enable social distancing. We will take your temperature as you enter the Ground and you will be asked to sanitise your hands.

We recommend that everyone wears a Facemask as they move around the Ground.  Whilst it is safe, if you are socially distanced and stationary, there is a lot of movement of people on matchday.  We have identified the areas outside the Clubhouse/toilets, and the narrow passageway next to the Portakabin/Boardroom, as key risk areas at half time.  You must wear Facemasks while passing through these areas and proceed slowly, observing social distancing.

Facemasks must be worn in the Main Stand at all times, unless you have a valid reason for not using one.  There is limited seating, around one third of the normal capacity, so please consider offering your seat to someone who may need it more than you.

There is a lot of signage in the Standing areas, indicating where you can stand whilst keeping a safe 2 metre distance.  If you have to be within 1 metre, then you will need to take additional precautions, such as a Facemask.  Up to six people from the same 'family bubble' can stand together.  We will be sanitising the handrails around the perimeter fence, as well as the goalposts, before the match, at half time, and after the match.

This area will become very busy at half time, so please try to use the facilities during matchplay if possible, to reduce the rush at halftime.  The toilets will be open in the Clubhouse.

The Clubhouse will be open, but drinks must be consumed outside and away from the area immediately outside the bar if possible, to enable social distancing.  You will need to wear a Facemask inside the bar and follow a one way system.  Queues are likely to form, so please be patient and observe social distancing.  We are not expecting the Burger van to be open.

Please do not be tempted to throw the ball back into play if it goes into the crowd.  It needs to be sanitised by a Steward and returned to the dugout.  The coaching staff are aware of this and will get a new ball on to the pitch when the ball goes out of play.

Club Shop
The Club Shop is still very much open online, and will be back at the Ground once we have a cashless payment system in place.

Published Monday 31st August 2020