This Sunday’s pre-season women’s Friendly between Lewes and London Bees has been selected by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport to test out protocols for the safe return of fans to football.
The number of spectators will be strictly limited to just 100 for this match. A successful test will then hopefully see this number rise for future fixtures.
Tickets will only be available online beforehand and cannot be purchased on the gate. We expect tickets to go on sale this Friday – please keep an eye on our @LewesFCWomen twitter feed.
As you can imagine, there will be some additional aspects to attending this match and future matches, including pre-declarations of good health, temperature checks on the gate and social distancing once in the ground. But we’ll be doing all of this in our usual friendly way!
Plans are also underway for the readmission of fans at men’s matches. These are subject to a different set of Government protocols for ‘non-elite’ football.