Covid-19 Tier 3 Restrictions: Statement on Supporter Travel

Covid-19 Tier 3 Restrictions

Statement on Supporter Travel

City of Liverpool FC fully, and without equivocation, supports the introduction of stronger local measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. We also wish to ensure that our football matches can continue to go ahead, with supporters present, in the safest possible environment.

As such, following the introduction of additional Tier 3 restrictions in the Liverpool City Region from Wednesday 14th October, the club has sought guidance from local public health officials regarding the organisation of matches. In response, Sefton MBC has advised the club as follows:

The Council’s previous advice remains:

‘From 22 September and for all areas affected, we advise that you should not attend amateur or professional sporting events as a spectator in the areas affected. If you do attend, you must remain socially distanced and in groups of no more than 6’

We note that you will have all indoor facilities closed and that you will ensure that the “rule of six” is maintained.”

In addition, the advice that we received from the FA in seeking to ensure that our home games can be played is that supporters who are resident outside of the Liverpool City Region Tier 3 area should not travel to matches taking place within the City Region.

The club, therefore, will not sell match tickets to non-City Region residents for the duration of the current restrictions. Post code checks will take place and tickets purchased by non-City Region residents will be invalid, with no refunds given.

In addition, supporters who are resident within the Liverpool City Region Tier 3 area are requested not to travel to matches outside of the City Region. This includes matches in other Tier 3 areas.

For clarification, the Liverpool City Region comprises the following council areas:

  • Liverpool
  • Sefton
  • Knowsley
  • Wirral
  • Halton
  • St Helens

The virus doesn’t have legs of its own, nor its own transport, it hitches a lift and travels with people. Supporters who choose to ignore this reasonable request to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and therefore protect each other’s health and enable a return to some semblance of normality in football, may be found to be in breach of the club’s internal policies and procedures.

Thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times.