The club recently confirmed that the home friendly against Enfield Borough on Tuesday 15th September (7.45pm) would take place as a Covid-19 precautions ‘pilot’ fixture open to a strictly limited number of spectators. Subject to the experience of staging this fixture, and taking account of lessons learned, it is hoped to ease spectator restrictions for the home Isthmian League Premier Division match against Lewes on Saturday 19th September (3pm).
For the Enfield Borough “pilot” friendly and the Lewes league match:
An initial tranche of tickets has been made available, for a limited period, to Enfield Town FC Supporters Society members. For the Lewes match, 2020-21 season ticket holders are being contacted separately about their specific arrangements. Match tickets are now available for both games via online general public sale at: https://shop.etfc.london/events
For Enfield Borough, entry is £5 for all, except that one accompanied (and supervised) child (under 16) can be admitted with a full ticket holder for £1. Although a “mixed” squad match, Andy Leese has confirmed that Charles Brown, Sam Hatton, Jon Muleba and Lewis Taaffe are likely to feature in this friendly fixture.
For Lewes, entry is £11 adults, £7 concessions (over 65’s and students under 21) and £1 children (under 16). In view of the need for the club to take full account of the experience of staging the Enfield Borough pilot game, there may need to be a freeze on Lewes ticket availability after a few days of initial sale. If this is the case, further announcements on ticketing will be made as soon as possible in the days leading up to the match.
Match ticket applicants will be issued with a digital (quick response code) e-ticket which can be swiped at the gate on a mobile phone or be printed out for entry. Please note that an invoice will also be forwarded; this is not your ticket. If there are any issues with e-ticket delivery, please check your spam folders before e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The club have taken a number of comprehensive precautions to make the QEII Stadium safe, particularly with regard to social distancing. Nevertheless all spectators need to be fully aware that attendance at the match will be entirely at their own risk. You must follow government guidelines and self-diagnose before travelling to the QEII Stadium. If you, or any of your household, are experiencing any symptoms which may be related to Covid-19, you should not travel and you should follow NHS advice. At the Stadium you agree to respect others, abide with social distancing guidelines and measures that the club have put in place, and follow all advice given by ETFC stewards. This is particularly important as the club considers the possibility of increased numbers at future matches.
Please remember that the matchday experience at the QEII Stadium will not be as our supporters will remember! Following queuing in a socially distanced manner, you will have your temperature taken up on entry, you should listen to and act upon all advice before, during and after the match from stewards, club officials and via any tannoy announcements, as the club looks to do the right thing, incrementally, with the safety of all in mind.
To ensure effective social distancing, seats that should not be used in either north or south stands (if either are open) will be clearly marked. Standing will be possible behind both goals but, again, with a significantly reduced capacity – with yellow markers for indicative standing positions on the steps. Around the perimeter of the pitch, there will be social distancing markers on fence panels for ease of standing two metres apart.
For the Enfield Borough match, Butler’s Bar, the club shop, and the usual external catering wagon will be closed. There will be no programmes, no golden goal and no 50:50 tickets. These arrangements will be subject to review for subsequent matches in light of the experience of staging of the Enfield Borough game. It is likely that e-programmes (but no hard copy for the time being at least) will be available for the Lewes match onwards.
Parts of the ground will be subject to one-way systems for additional safety. Toilets will be subject to one-in, one-out measures. Please come dressed for inclement weather as there will be strict adherence to maintaining social distancing under the limited cover at the ground.
Many thanks to all who have volunteered for stewarding and other roles on matchdays.
Should there be any changes to these arrangements they will be announced as soon as possible, as will any specific changes for the Lewes match in the light of the earlier pilot fixture.