Registered On: January 3, 2014
Surely you are at less risk at a sporting venue in the open as you would be in an enclosed pub,
This is true. But…
The problem is not just about risk to the individual attendee, it’s about curbing the spread. We’ll have the same problem once the schools go back. The risk to the kids may be minimal but the risk of them carrying it home to infect others will still be present.
Let’s say there are twelve L2 games going on on a weekend and one person at one game tests positive the next day. What happens then? Nothing? One stand closed down? The ground closed down? The toilets closed down? The refreshments kiosk closed down?
The irony is that since the Taylor Report grounds have become all-seater whereas an open terrace would have been easier to manage social distancing wise. Hence the advantage non-league clubs will have.
Personally I’ve no problem going back to SVS and standing at the DRE 2m from a stranger. I’d be less happy about strangers pushing past me to get to their seats in the Cluggy stand.
BS I’d be interested to hear more details of your trip to the speedway. What were the key management points? Did you sit or stand? How were the facilities?
It can and will be done, but simply getting punters to sign a disclaimer is not enough.