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MATCHDAY GUIDE | OXFORD (H)

12 November 2021

Everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow's clash

Town take on Oxford United at Portman Road tomorrow, and the below matchday guide provides all the information you need to know if attending.

A crowd of around 21,00 is expected for the visit of Karl Robinson's side to Suffolk, with supporters advised to arrive in plenty of time to allow for Covid-19 checks.

Supporters aged 11 and over attending on Saturday are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of kick-off.

Tomorrow's match is the Club's designated Remembrance fixture, and a period of silence will be observed before kick-off. The Club politely requests for supporters of both clubs to take their seats as early as possible in order to pay their respects.

Click here to find out more information about the Club's Remembrance plans.

ARRIVAL TIME TO PORTMAN ROAD

Supporters are strongly advised to arrive at Portman Road in plenty of time, due to the Covid-19 checks and another strong  crowd expected.

TICKETS

Ticket sales are now running up until kick-off. They can be purchased on the day online via tickets.itfc.co.uk or from the matchday ticket office on Constantine Road from 10am.

No on the day sales will take place in Planet Blue. Supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets online and in advance of the match.

Supporters are strongly advised to arrive early on Saturday to avoid congestion at the turnstiles with Covid-19 checks in operation.

You will have a recommended entry time on your match ticket, please try and stick to this time as this will help with the flow of supporters. It is only a guide though and you will not be denied entry if you miss your time slot.

Season ticket holders will not have an allocated entry time, they're just strongly advised to arrive in plenty to time.

Whoever purchases a ticket for the game under their name - whether season ticket or match ticket -  must take full responsibility for providing Test and Trace information if needed. This applies even if they pass their ticket onto someone else to use or make multiple ticket purchases.

The ticket office phone lines (03330 050530) are open from 10am until midday on Saturday. They’re also contactable on email via mainticketoffice@itfc.co.uk.

The away ticket office on Portman Road will be open from 1pm for any ticketing enquiries. The disabled entrance on Constantine Road will open from midday.

ENTERING THE STADIUM
Any person aged 11 or over will either be required to provide proof of a NHS negative lateral flow test (no longer than 48 hours prior to the event) or proof of full vaccination (with the second dose administered at least 14 days before the relevant match). The Club will not accept actual lateral flow test sticks as proof. 

For supporters aged 16 or 17, only one dose is required as proof of full vaccination.

The Club will also accept vaccine cards or a photo of the card as proof of double vaccination. You may be asked to provide photographic ID (passport, driving license) as well. A bank card will be accepted as proof of ID if no photo ID available. 

The Club is aware of delays experienced by supporters when trying to load the NHS app to show proof of vaccination. To avoid this, screenshots of your proof of vaccination will be sufficient. You can obtain a 'paper copy' by calling 119 or applying online.

Please note that children under the age of 13 years will not need ID but their accompanying parent or guardian will have to validate their details.

The Club have arranged for mobile testing units will be in place around the stadium in Portman Road and Alderman Park. Please be advised that test results can take around 30 minutes to be processed.
  

Please avoid bringing large bags into the stadium and only do so if absolutely necessary. This will help avoid slowing down the stadium entry process.

Tickets can be scanned from your smartphone at the following turnstiles:

Sir Alf Ramsey Stand – 4,5,6 & 59

Cobbold Stand – 18, 20 & 21

Sir Bobby Robson Stand – 33, 34 & 35

Magnus Group West Stand – 43, 44 & 58

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Supporters must not attend if they are suffering from Covid-19 symptoms, are feeling unwell, have been asked to self isolate, or if they have been in close contact recently with anyone experiencing symptoms or who has tested positive. In the event you develop Covid-19 symptoms whilst at the stadium, please notify the nearest member of Club staff immediately.

Face coverings are mandatory in indoor areas such as the concourses and toilets etc. Whilst not mandatory within the stadium bowl, spectators are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in all outdoor spectator settings, including seats. We ask all those attending to show respect to ITFC staff and fellow supporters in regard to this matter.

Maintain good hand hygiene at all times around the stadium. Use the sanitiser dispensers provided and avoid touching your face, or handles and railings whenever possible.

When moving past others, to and from your seat, please avoid face to face contact and follow stewards’ instruction

FANZONE & CONCOURSE
The FanZone will be open as normal from midday until kick-off.

Entrance is through Gate 1A with a valid match ticket and proof of full vaccination/negative lateral flow result. You will also be checked again before reaching the turnstiles on entry into the stadium. 

Supporters who sit in the West Stand are now able to scan through turnstile 58 into the FanZone and then access the West Stand through the double gate opposite the conferencing & hospitality entrance as opposed to exiting the FanZone and queuing up for the turnstiles.

Click here to find out what's on in the FanZone tomorrow.

PLANET BLUE
Open from 10am until kick-off and open for 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Planet Blue retail unit in FanZone will be open alongside Planet Bluey in the Magnus Group West Stand.

AUTOGRAPHS/SELFIES
There will be no usual autograph hunting area before the match or at full-time.

AROUND PORTMAN ROAD
Flower beds have been installed at Princes Street end of Portman Road, meaning that supporters parking in the NCP Portman Road car park will need to either turn right towards Handford Road or go straight over down Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

Please click here to read the Club’s SPECTATORS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

QUICK LINKS
For full details on how to report a lateral flow test result, click here.

For full details on proof of vaccination, click here.

Please note, the 'NHS' App is different to the Covid-19.


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