The new rules that Barnsley fans must follow at Oakwell for the championship play-off clash with Swansea City Yorkshire News

RETURN: Fans will return to the stands at Oakwell when Barnsley faces Swansea in the championship play-offs on Monday night. Image: Getty Images.

Only a limited number of supporters will attend, due to the Covid-19 virus, which has caused fans from all sectors of the sports world to have been unable to attend events for the last 14 months.

The Reds have published a Covid-19 Code of Conduct, which must be strictly adhered to by supporters who managed to get a ticket from the club’s ballot.

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Barnsley has not played in front of his own fans since March 7, 2020 when they lost 2-0 to Cardiff City before the coronavirus pandemic temporarily brought the 2019-20 season to a halt.

The Tykes have confirmed that they anticipate that a maximum of 4,500 home fans will be able to attend the first leg. No visiting fan may attend any play-off game.

Those fans who have been fined must follow the new code of conduct. Some of the key points are listed below.

You should not attend the match if you show any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been told to isolate yourself or self-quarantine in the last 14 days. The main symptoms of the virus are a temperature higher than 37.8 degrees, a new and continuous cough, a loss of the sense of taste or smell.

LONG-TERM ARRIVAL: Barnsley fans haven’t seen their club in Oakwell since March 2020. Image: Getty Images.

Face covering is required at all times in the stadium and when queuing outside the stadium. You can remove the mask when you are in your designated seat or when you eat and drink.

Government exceptions may apply for people with a medical condition.

Admission to the stadium is subject to completion of the online health check which can be accessed on your digital ticket. This must be completed by each ticket holder.

Make sure to plan your trip in advance and avoid public transportation if possible and arrive well before kick-off as it may take longer to enter the stadium. Also, be sure to check the turnstile opening hours, as they may differ from those of the pre-Covid day.

You may be assigned a specific arrival time and entry point. Your ticket must be uploaded to your smart device or printed with your name, ID may be required before entry is allowed.

Your temperature may be taken when entering, if it exceeds 37.8 degrees, you will not be allowed entry.

Fans should also sit in their designated seat and remain there as much as possible during their time at the stadium.

Hygiene and social distancing

A social distance of two meters should be respected at all times and good hygiene should be maintained, such as washing hands regularly.

You should avoid face-to-face contact with other fans, even when passing others in the hallway while the club has asked fans to avoid close contact with others outside of the allowed bubble.

Follow all signs and instructions given by club staff and stewards at all times and, when possible, do not bring bags into the stadium. If you need to bring a bag, make sure it is clear.

Contact with players is prohibited during this time, as team members cannot sign autographs or pose for photographs.

If available, download the NHS Track and Trace app and use it where appropriate throughout the stadium.

The last club key point adds: “Please note that you must fully comply with the Barnsley FC Covid-19 Spectator Code of Conduct. Please understand that any breach of this code of conduct will result in a Club sanction which may include an exclusion from the stadium. ” You can read the full document HERE.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-15 20:35:18