As a return to some kind of football draws closer we wanted to update you all on the current state of play with regard to safety preparations at Bridge Road, and what this means as it stands with regard to supporters attending games and training sessions.
The guidelines that are in place at the moment mean that we are unable to allow supporters to attend ANY games at Bridge Road. This includes pre-season friendlies for all of our teams including our mens, ladies and youth teams. The only exception in place is for one parent to attend for each underage player that may be participating in a game or in a training session for safeguarding purposes.
These arrangements will apply to our FA Cup and FA Trophy fixture(s) and all league games for our ladies and youth teams. The Isthmian League has consistently stated that league games will not begin until supporters are allowed to attend and although that is currently not allowed the situation is liable to change one way or the other at any time. The league is still hoping that the season can start on Saturday 19th September.
With regard to the ground itself, preparations have been ongoing in anticipation of our forthcoming youth games and details will be distributed to those involved shortly. All other pre-season games or training sessions will be strictly behind closed doors until further notice.
The Isthmian League has just released significant documentation and support guidance for clubs and is running a series of workshops in the coming week at which Histon FC will be represented by our Covid Officer Lynn Kemp. A full Risk Assessment and further information as to how the club proposes to re-open the stadium safely to supporters will be published by 21st August. Our thanks go to the league for their guidance and to Cambridge City for their co-operation and support as we move towards putting plans in place to protect everybody at Bridge Road.
All of the above is of course subject to change in line with government policy and FA and league advice and we will keep you updated as things progress.
Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you back at the Bridge in the not too distant future.