Andy Turner - WFC COVID Officer
8:08am, Sat 28th Aug 2021
In July the Government issued various guidelines to businesses to help them make their businesses as COVID secure as possible. It is the responsibility of individual business to ensure their staff and customers are kept safe from COVID-19 transmission. This is usually done in conjunction with the local Environmental Health Department. Part of my role as COVID Officer is to ensure the Laithwaite Community Stadium meets these Government’s guidelines. I have produced a COVID Risk Assessment that the club will be adopting. Included in the risk assessment is the following:
• A simplified Spectator Code
• Queuing systems for the Cardinals Bar and the Fan Zone.
There are three main aspects of the Spectator Code I would like to highlight:
Firstly; that the club strongly encourages the wearing of face coverings while entering, moving around and exiting the ground and while queuing for food and drink, especially in the Cardinal Bar and Seymours Community LGS Food Outlet. There is no compulsion to follow this recommendation but with cases rising and set to continue to rise then the more of us who wear face covering in close contact situations like going through the turnstiles and queuing up in the Cardinal Bar the safer we ALL are including our staff.
Secondly; Please arrive at the ground in plenty of time. Try not to turn up at the club with minutes to go before kick off as this produces congestion and queues that means you cannot avoid close contact with others.
Thirdly; Please use and keep to the queuing systems that have been set up at the various food and drink outlets. The queue for the bar in the Cardinals Bar is a particular concern to me as it has created congestion in and around the entrance/exit to the bar. We have set up a temporary system for the Halifax match so please use both queues when queuing at the bar.
If we can all follow these simple guidelines we can all keep safe.
To view the code of conduct in full please click here