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City fans must agree to stringent rules before returning to Carrow Road

PUBLISHED: 18:03 16 September 2020 | UPDATED: 18:03 16 September 2020

The South Stand will hold Norwich City fans again on Saturday Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

The South Stand will hold Norwich City fans again on Saturday Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

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Norwich City season ticket holders have until 5pm on Thursday to enter the random ballot for the 1,000 tickets available for Saturday’s return of spectators to Carrow Road.

A ground staff member disinfects the goal posts during one of the behind closed doors games at Carrow Road last season Picture: Molly Darlington/PA WireA ground staff member disinfects the goal posts during one of the behind closed doors games at Carrow Road last season Picture: Molly Darlington/PA Wire

It was confirmed earlier today that the Canaries were one of 10 Football League clubs who had been given permission to host a pilot match, ahead of more widespread reduced capacities potentially starting in October.

City season ticket holders can enter the ballot on the club’s website or by calling the Carrow Road ticket office and can buy up to six tickets within their respective support bubbles.

Supporters will then be notified as to whether they have been successful or unsuccessful by midday on Friday, with the 1,000 fans to be seated in the South Stand and further details to be provided via email to those who get a ticket.

City’s statement also explained: “Season ticket holders who are successful in their ticket application for this fixture will not be able to apply for future fixtures that are at a reduced capacity until all other season ticket holders have had the opportunity to attend a fixture.”

Those applying have to accept and adhere to a code of conduct, to make the match as safe as possible amid the UK’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The full code of conduct has been published on City’s website and includes measures such as temperature checks on arrival, the need to bring a mask, maintaining social distancing at all times, assigned entry points, arriving 90 minutes before kick-off, no cash or cheque payments, staying in seats whenever possible and avoiding hugs, high-fives or contact with those not in your bubble of six.

Strict Covid-19 guidance is also instructed, including making clear that anyone within a self-isolation period must not attend.

Within 10 days of the match spectators or members of their household must not have experienced symptoms of Covid-19, must not have tested positive or be awaiting test results or have been in contact with anyone with either confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

The match against Preston will be City’s first Carrow Road game since February 28, with the final six homes games of last season played behind closed doors.


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