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  • COVID-19 safety measures revealed ahead of Flag Day

    COVID-19 safety measures revealed ahead of Flag Day

    By: Newsroom Staff on 31 Jul, 2020 12:01

  • TODAY we have revealed a raft of new safety measures that have been introduced at the club in order to keep players, staff and matchday workers protected as much as possible from coronavirus contamination.

    While the government set a much-welcomed proposed date of September 14, 2020 for the fans return, for now, all supporters are being reminded NOT to attend Celtic Park on matchdays as the games are being played behind closed doors.

    Staff at the club have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the players, coaching staff and matchday staff protected and in today’s video, fronted by Celtic TV’s Gerry McCulloch, it explains how Celtic Park and the stadium’s footprint has been segregated into Red, Amber and Green zones.

    The players and backroom staff will be directed into the Red zone when they arrive on the team coach. From there, only essential workers will be allowed in that zone with no-one permitted to leave it until the players exit after the match.

    All others attending the match (club officials and staff) will have their own individual entrance which will take them to their required areas.

    EVERYONE entering the stadium will be temperature checked, and those working in the Amber and Red zones will be required to wear a protective face mask at all times.

    The safety measures continue inside the dressing rooms, with the players lockers being clearly marked with signs telling them which ones they can and cannot use in order to comply with social distancing measures.

    The dugout, too, has a maximum occupancy of four, so an overspill area is set aside in the main stand for backroom staff and substitute players to sit (socially distanced, of course).

    In terms of sanitization, there are hand sanitizing stations placed at numerous points throughout the stadium, alongside clear signage informing people of the key measures they need to adhere to for their own safety and the safety and protection of those around them.

    Even the corner flags and goalposts get sanitized pre-match, at half-time and at full-time. The match balls, too, are cleaned by groundstaff and placed ready for action every time they go out of play.

    Interviews with manager Neil Lennon and his players will still take place, however, with extra security added. They will now be conducted outdoors, with a minimum 2m distance separating the interviewer from the interviewee across the boundary of the Amber and Red Zones.

    We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the stadium as soon as we can. Until then, please do not attend the stadium on matchdays but be safe in the knowledge that the club is doing everything in its power to keep our players, coaches and staff safe while you enjoy the kick-off to the new season from the safety of your own home.

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