With the very welcome news that a limited number of spectators are now permitted to watch matches at Step 3 and below from this weekend, we have been busy addressing the many challenges that the Covid pandemic has presented us with in order to ensure that The Camping World Community Stadium is a safe environment to which our supporters may return.
The Club has appointed Colin Young as its Covid-19 Officer and, over the past few weeks, he has been busy putting together a strict and comprehensive risk assessment, in accordance with the guidelines set out and mandated by the Football Association.
Operations Director Paul Osborn said “It’s fantastic news that we will at last see supporters back at the stadium and the whole team of staff and volunteers can’t wait to welcome everybody home! However, with that exciting opportunity comes a huge responsibility to create an environment in which everyone including supporters, officials, players, volunteers and staff all feel completely safe.
“In completing our Risk Assessment, we haven’t aimed at the minimum standards required by the government and FA, but have tried to go above and beyond them without intruding on everyone’s enjoyment of the game. We welcome any feedback about how we’re doing, as this is what will help us to improve as the season progresses”.
The Hornets’ next match at the CWCS will take place on Saturday 5th September when we host Harrow Borough in a pre-season friendly. As numbers will initially be set at a maximum of 15% of the division’s ‘minimum ground grading capacity’, this means that we will be unable to admit more than 300 spectators for this match so please keep an eye on this website and our social media platforms for details of any special arrangements that might need to be put in place for this game.
In the meantime, you can view the Club’s full risk assessment here