We have taken a look at all of Away Attendances at the Weekend and listed which matches saw the biggest travelling support.
It was a busy few days with EFL and non league sides in action, lots of away supporters attending fixtures up and down the country.
Fans of the English Football League and National League member clubs are being welcomed back to grounds without restrictions for the first time since March 2020; to stand or sit in their regular spot, put on their lucky shirts or scarves and meet again as friends in cafes and pubs.
There will of course be mixed emotions, especially as we continue to live in what is a very different world now due to the pandemic, and some fans will be returning or travelling without old friends, without family members, without trusty companions.
The return of fans at stadiums up and down the country has been a welcome sight this season, however, halfway through the season, Welsh clubs had to play behind closed doors.
You can find out the numbers and which was biggest away following from the leagues listed below: –
From Thursday 24 February 2022:-
• People will not be legally required to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19, however, the Government advises that they should stay at home if possible and avoid contact with other people.
• People will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Government has also confirmed that sport specific COVID-19 Guidance is no longer required.
There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:
1. Get vaccinated
2. Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
3. Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
4. Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home if positive
The FA urges all participants to continue to follow this Government advice to protect themselves and others.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our football family for their hard work and support over the last two years, through the pandemic and a number of lockdowns.
It’s down to the tireless work of our volunteers, coaches and officials that the game has been able to come back as strongly as it has.
TEST BEFORE TRAVEL
Full details on how to obtain a COVID NHS Pass can be found above, but for supporters who are not yet double vaccinated, you will need to take a lateral flow test within 72 hours of attending the match.
If the test returns a positive result, then supporters must NOT attend the fixture and follow the correct procedures as advised by the NHS. Further information about COVID-19 is available HERE.
DON’T TRAVEL IF UNWELL
Even if double-vaccinated, supporters must not attend if they, or anybody attending with them, is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms, feels unwell, or is required to self-isolate.
- How to get an NHS COVID Pass – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
- How to download a digital NHS COVID Pass – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/get-digital-covid-pass/
- Further information about COVID-19 – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Through Lifebuoy’s partnership with the EFL as Hygiene Partner they have been helping clubs set themselves up for the safe return of fans as they know what an integral role football plays in the lives of so many families.
Lifebuoy have a dedicated ‘Tips & Advice’ portal on their website, providing useful information on why handwashing matters, when to wash your hands, and advice on the products that best suit you.
You can visit it here: https://www.lifebuoy.co.uk/tips-and-advice.html