Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby mad norm » May 21st, 2020, 9:29 am

:grin:
Fell for that!
Nice one
:cheers:
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby DeePeeNCAFC » May 21st, 2020, 9:40 am

:grin:
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Stan A. Einstein

Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby Stan A. Einstein » May 21st, 2020, 1:05 pm

mad norm wrote::grin:
Fell for that!
Nice one
:cheers:


Me too. :grin:
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby Taunton Iron Cider » May 26th, 2020, 6:51 am

It is now reported that data gathered from millions of volunteers found coronavirus "hotspots" shortly after the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

Equally, do you think that there could also be a link to the South East Wales ‘hotspot’ and the visit of Benetton?
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby Blackandamber » May 26th, 2020, 11:22 am

Taunton Iron Cider wrote:It is now reported that data gathered from millions of volunteers found coronavirus "hotspots" shortly after the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

Equally, do you think that there could also be a link to the South East Wales ‘hotspot’ and the visit of Benetton?


Yes, and the County also played at home less than 24 hours later.
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby DeePeeNCAFC » May 26th, 2020, 1:11 pm

I'm not surprised, even without any hindsight it did seem foolish to continue with Cheltenham races and Liverpool's Champions League game given the crowds involved, many of whom were Spanish fans leaving a country already tormented by covid-19 and flying into the UK.

I read a suggestion over the weekend where lower league clubs might be able to allow some fans in to watch games up to 25% capacity. Presumably no standing and fans sat several spaced apart. I think this could possibly work at RP as long as fans accessed their allocated seat sensibly maintaining social distancing when queueing etc. It would need some careful stewarding to stop everyone entering and leaving at the same time, not all rushing for the toilets at half-time etc but with careful planning it might work next season.
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby phil_in_npton » May 26th, 2020, 2:05 pm

Good Afternoon

On paper it sounds feasible but in reality it means a high level of awareness and responsibility from stewards. I don’t think that is practical and will cause all sorts of problems, people can’t even sit in seats with respect to others around them. Football fans and rules don’t mix too well, for 80-90% maybe but as always 10% are going to mess it up for everyone else.

Phil in Northampton
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby Willthiswork » May 26th, 2020, 3:18 pm

DeePeeNCAFC wrote:I read a suggestion over the weekend where lower league clubs might be able to allow some fans in to watch games up to 25% capacity. Presumably no standing and fans sat several spaced apart. I think this could possibly work at RP as long as fans accessed their allocated seat sensibly maintaining social distancing when queueing etc. It would need some careful stewarding to stop everyone entering and leaving at the same time, not all rushing for the toilets at half-time etc but with careful planning it might work next season.


Could be a Season Ticket Holder only admission?
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Frank Nouble 3

Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » May 26th, 2020, 6:05 pm

Totally nuts.

"Excuse me can I get through to my seat four along please"

"Excuse me can I get passed as I need a Jimmy"

Absolutely ridiculous.
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George Street-Bridge

Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby George Street-Bridge » May 27th, 2020, 8:46 am

I decided not to go to the last home game against Morecambe, the one the day after Treviso were there, not solely but partly out of concern. Immediately afterwards I felt a bit foolish but it soon struck me it was exactly the right thing to have done.
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby Willthiswork » May 27th, 2020, 8:51 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:I decided not to go to the last home game against Morecambe, the one the day after Treviso were there, not solely but partly out of concern. Immediately afterwards I felt a bit foolish but it soon struck me it was exactly the right thing to have done.
I was shocked that the Treviso game went ahead.
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby George Street-Bridge » May 27th, 2020, 9:08 am

With hindsight, given Newport turned out to be a hotspot - maybe because of visitors when Italy played in the Six Nations - perhaps it mattered less who the opponents were. Just that the stand was occupied the evening before.
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Re: Coronavirus - Elderly should avoid LARGE Crowds

Postby DeePeeNCAFC » May 27th, 2020, 9:41 am

phil_in_npton wrote:On paper it sounds feasible but in reality it means a high level of awareness and responsibility from stewards.
Phil in Northampton


Fair point Phil. RP stewards and "high level of awareness and responsibility" haven't always gone hand in hand. What happened with that enquiry into the mindless idiot taunting Stuart McCall at the home game v Bradford? I don't recall seeing an update, was the cretin ever identified and dealt with?
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